Medical Waste Articles

  • Stabilization and utilization of hospital waste as road and asphalt aggregate

    This article reports the operational results of the effective utilization of hospital waste molten slag produced using a high-temperature melting system, and being operated at a hospital in Selangor, Malaysia. The hospital waste is incinerated and subsequently melted at 1200°C. Scanning election microscope (SEM)/EDX results showed that the slag produced after melting contained amounts of SiO2, ...


    By Springer

  • Suggested Practice for Remediation of Highly Infectious Biological Agent Contamination in Indoor Environments

    Untitled Document PURPOSE This suggested practice describes those basic procedures to be followed, and precautions ...

  • Managing medical waste technology: how US hospitals adapted to change

    A total of 78 US hospitals responded to a survey in a nation-wide sample for the purpose of analysing their medical waste technology management practices under changing laws and regulations in the early 1990s. Findings show that 77% of these hospitals implemented changes in one or more of their operations in storage, treatment, handling, transport and disposal of medical waste and staff ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • IAQ investigators often overlook Bacteria as the Root Cause of Occupant Complaints

    Untitled Document Many investigators have been dealing with mold issues the last few years and may have been overlooking bacteria as the underlying microbial problem. Bacteria ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Conventional and Alternative Technologies for the Treatment of Infectious Waste

    Abstract The limited scientific information about infectious waste, and the heightened public awareness of this special component of the waste stream, have contributed to the implementation or strengthening of the regulations in this area. This paper proposes a general working definition of infectious waste, and describes the systems used to limit its potential occupational and public health ...


    By Springer

  • The Tozzi Decision: Another Arrow in Manufacturers’ Quiver in Product Defense Wars

    On November 23, 2001, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit gave parties aggrieved by flawed government characterizations of chemical products reason to cheer. In Tozzi v. Department of Health and Human Services,1 the court rejected the government’s argument that a medical plastic tubing manufacturer lacked Article III standing to sue the U.S. Department of Health and Human ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Innovative Torbed Process Reactor Technology

    The TORBED Process Reactor Technology is being commercially applied to recovery of metals, catalysts and dry scrubbing of gaseous effluents amongst many other novel uses. Recent innovations in the pasteurisation and densification of clinical wastes for recovery and high intensity waste wood combustion will be described and the results achieved discussed. New areas of application will also be ...


    By Torftech Group

  • Occupational hygiene at a drum composting plant in Hyvinkää, Finland

    Refuse disposal and treatment must be safe for employees. Organic dust of waste origin, perhaps containing microbes, may be harmful to health. Microbes, especially fungi but also thermophilic Actinomycetes bacteria, may cause allergy and asthma (Terho et al. 1993; Madigan et al. 1997). Usually fungi cause hypersensitivity (Madigan et al. 1997) and the most common syndrome is allergic rhinitis ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Management of Hazardous Wastes

    ' Management of hazardous waste is a growing concern in many countries. The long-term impacts and costs of improper disposal can be very high and the emphasis must be on prevention. A comprehensive management system should include (i) policies, institutions and effective regulations and (ii) adequate and acceptable disposal facilities (either public or private). This note outlines the key ...


    By The World Bank

  • Principles of Waste Avoidance and Utilization

    The minimization of wastes requiring disposal is increasingly important as available disposal options become more and more constrained, and particularly as more substances enter everyday use which are not readily decomposed in the natural environment and which can present long term hazards. This note sets out some basic principles for waste minimization in industrial processes, where ...


    By The World Bank

  • Sick-building syndrome and building-related illness

    Significant health problems linked to very poor indoor air qualityIndoor Air Quality (IAQ) deals with the content of interior air that could affect health and comfort of building occupants. The IAQ may be compromised by microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), chemicals (such as carbon monoxide, radon), allergens, or any mass or energy stressor are more prevalent than anyone could have predicted. ...

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