AvatarKartik Pillai asked 1 year ago
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What is Biomedical Waste ?
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What is Biomedical Waste ?
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Medical practices and procedures results in the generation of great amount of waste which needs to be treated in an appropriate manner.
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Team GreensutraTeam Greensutra Staff answered 1 year ago
All types of waste that is generated as a result of medical practices and procedures (either directly or indirectly) that contains organic material can be referred to as Biomedical Waste. Biomedical waste is a type of biowaste.Biomedical waste may be solid or liquid.Biomedical Waste can also be defined as any kind of waste containing:
  • Infectious (or potentially infectious) materials
  • Biomolecules or organisms that are restricted from environmental release
Examples of Biomedical Waste:
  • Infusion Kits
  • Packaging of medical or laboratory origin
  • Used Bandages and Dressings
  • Discarded Blood
  • Sharps
    • Needles
    • Scalpels
    • Lancets
  • Unwanted Microbiological Cultures and Stocks
  • Identifiable body parts
  • Discarded Gloves
Summary
What is Biomedical Waste ?
Article Name
What is Biomedical Waste ?
Description
Medical practices and procedures results in the generation of great amount of waste which needs to be treated in an appropriate manner.
Author
Publisher Name
GreenSutra
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