alexa Abstract | Biomedical waste and its management

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The Biomedical and Health Care waste management is very different from other house waste or industries waste management. Biomedical waste management is one of the biggest challenges of the present day times because it has a direct impact on the health of human beings. Since it is hazardous in nature its safe and proper disposal is extremely important. For proper disposal management of biomedical waste the Ministry of Environment and Forests has published the Bio-Medical Waste Rules, 1998. This review explains the hospital waste management and the environmental problem in India. This study also focused on the problems associated with Biomedical waste. In the past, medical waste was often mixed with municipal solid waste and disposed in nearby landfills. In recent years, many efforts have been made by environmental regulatory agencies to better manage the biomedical waste.

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Author(s): V N Kalpana D Sathya Prabhu S Vinodhini and Devirajeswari V


Incineration, solid waste, Hazardous, Non-hazardous, Thermal inactivation, waste

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