Household Hazardous Waste Management in Malaysia
HassanChaib1, Ali Hamouda2, Muawia M.A3
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The present study aimed at identifying the type of household hazardous waste (HHW) generated, and determining the HHW management practices and their related accident and diseases. One hundredhouseholdsin a residential area in the southern state of Malaysia were randomly sampled. Results showed that the average weight of HHW is 0.025kg/d/hh and 0.4ml/d/hh is the average volume.The common household hazardous product found at home arezonrox bleach, fabric dyes, paints, and medicine bottles. In terms of HHW practices, majority disposed their HHW together with other solid waste. Only a small number of respondents reported to experience skin irritation and poisoning.