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January 10 2016


Eight Kinds of Medical Waste

Medical Waste Disposal in Houston

It's important to determine what form of medical waste your facility produces then you can definitely determine the proper disposal. The WHO classified the medical waste into eight (8) types of medical waste:

 Infectious waste - Waste which could transmit infection from virus, bacterial, parasites to human, i.e.: lab cultures, tissues, swabs, equipment and excreta
 Sharps - Sharp waste, like needle, scalpels, knives, blades, etc.
 Pathological - Human tissue or fluids i.e. limbs, blood, other fluids
 Radioactive - Unused liquid in radiotherapy or lab research, contaminated glassware, etc.
 Chemical - Expired lab reagents, film developer, disinfectant
 Pharmaceuticals - Expired and contaminated medicines
 Pressurized containers - Gas cylinders and gas cartridges
 General waste (UMW) - Non recourse to human health because no blood or any related bodily fluid, i.e.: office paper, wrapper, kitchen waste, general sweeping, etc.

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Since the management for each and every waste categories will vary.

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