JEP  Vol.3 No.12 , December 2012
Medical Waste Management and Control
Abstract: Medical centers including hospitals, clinics and places where diagnosis and treatment are conducted generate wastes that are highly hazardous and put people under risk of fatal diseases. Although the understanding of medical waste management and control techniques is important, technical elective courses that are offered in undergraduate chemical, civil or environmental engineering place less emphasis on this area of education. In this paper, the meaning of medical waste, the risks of exposure, medical waste management regulatory acts, medical waste management procedures and control techniques are presented. The contents presented in this paper served as a supplementary material in an undergraduate elective course on waste management and as an educational guide for medical staff training on waste handling.
Cite this paper: Z. Shareefdeen, "Medical Waste Management and Control," Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 3 No. 12, 2012, pp. 1625-1628. doi: 10.4236/jep.2012.312179.

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