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What is a medical waste? Why it is called hazardous waste? What is the safe way to dispose medical waste? (AS1)

Answer :

Medical waste (Infectious Solid Waste):

These are the wastes that are generated from the hospitals. Any waste that is contaminated with body fulids, blood or any infectious material is called as medical waste.


It is also known as Biomedical or hospital waste.


These wastes are generated during diagnosis treatment etc. which include sharp, chemical wastes, discarded medicines and human excreta etc.


As we all know that medical wastes contain drugs or chemical and same drug is no appropriate for all the human or animals thus they are considered hazardous.


The safe way to dispose the medical waste—


1. Incineration


2. Autoclaving


3. Biological methods


4. Chemical methods


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