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Eight Types of Medical Waste
Medical Waste Disposal in Houston
Its crucial that you know very well what type of medical waste your facility produces you'll be able
to determine the proper disposal. The WHO classified the medical waste into eight (8) groups of
medical waste:
Houston Medical Waste Disposal
Medical Waste Disposal Companies in Houston
Infectious waste - Waste that will transmit infection from virus, bacterial, parasites to human, i.e.:
lab cultures, tissues, swabs, equipment and excreta
Sharps - Sharp waste, including needle, scalpels, knives, blades, etc.
Pathological - Human tissue or fluids i.e. parts of the body, blood, other body fluids
Radioactive - Unused liquid in radiotherapy or lab research, contaminated glassware, etc.
Chemical - Expired lab reagents, film developer, disinfectant
Pharmaceuticals - Expired and contaminated medicines
Pressurized containers - Gas cylinders and gas cartridges
General waste (UMW) - No risk to human health because no blood or any related bodily fluid, i.e.:
office paper, wrapper, kitchen waste, general sweeping, etc.
Because the management for every waste categories will vary.
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