Downloads: 163 | Weekly Hits: ⮙1
Research Paper | Chemistry | India | Volume 7 Issue 1, January 2018
Safe Disposal of Hospital Waste - A Review
Nirmal Paul, Priyabrata Banerjee, Pradip Kumar Chatterjee
Background/Objectives The issue of improper Bio-Medical waste management is one of the serious ones all over the world. It was first discussed in a meeting by The World Health Organization Regional office for Europe at Bergen, Norway in 1983. The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) of USA first brought the issue into limelight while investigating the matter of beach wash-ups during summer 1998. Thats why USA is considered to be the pioneer in the field of Waste Management. But when the issue concerns India, it becomes a more serious one. The issue has from time to time drawn the attention of the Honble Supreme Court of India and Apex Court and the Government of India. Several non-Government organizations also have conducted so many survey works. They have issued several instructions regarding the management of Bio-Medical Waste. But all instructions, rules or laws have not always proved to be effective in India. This study explores [i] the rules for management and handling of biomedical wastes, [ii] the definition, categories of biomedical wastes, suggested storage containers including colour-coding and treatment options, [iii] the effects of biomedical waste in the environment such as air, land, radioactive pollution and [iv] disposal of wastes, regulation and recommendations [v] the reasons why the previous instructions have not succeeded fully in India.
Keywords: Hospital solid waste, health hazard, disposal methods
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 1, January 2018
Pages: 564 - 569
How to Cite this Article?
Nirmal Paul, Priyabrata Banerjee, Pradip Kumar Chatterjee, "Safe Disposal of Hospital Waste - A Review", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART20178686, Volume 7 Issue 1, January 2018, 564 - 569
Enter Your Registered Email Address
Similar Articles with Keyword 'health hazard'
Removal of Ni (II) from Aqueous Solution by Fly Ash, Kinetic and Equilibrium Studies
Pragya Khandelwal, Pooja Soni, Shweta Saxena
Biomedical Waste Management: Need of Today: A Review
Dr. Manika Barar, Arpita Kulkhestha
Assessments of the Level of Contamination of Effluent from Aladja River, Delta State, Nigeria
Okoh R, Akpoghelie J. O, Kpomah D.
Study on Physico-Chemical Characteristic and Suitability of Underground Drinking Water under Bhagalpur Municipal Corporation
Dr. Kumari Vineeta, Dr. Jyotindra Choudhary
Nanomaterials: A Measure for Air Pollutant Remedial Technologies
G. Vani Padmaja