Pharmaceutical Waste in Health Care
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The remaining 15% is considered hazardous material that may be infectious, chemical or radioactive.
Lastly, the regulations being implemented helped not just to promote awareness but also to help people attain security among humanity. All in all, medical waste play a huge impact on the society. In addition, the past studies suggests that training and seminars must work out among the sanitation workers.
In hospitals that lack the capacity to treat the medical waste, landfill method may be used. It is a generally accepted technique of waste disposal (Liu, Wu & Li 2013). Those who favor the landfill method argue that is safer compared to allowing waste to accumulate at the healthcare facility.
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