publication . Other literature type . 2005

Hazardous Medical Waste Management as a Public Health Issue

Marinković, Natalija; Vitale, Ksenija; Afrić, Ivo; Janev Holcer, Nataša;
Open Access Croatian
  • Published: 01 Jan 2005 Journal: Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, volume 56, issue 1 (issn: 0004-1254, eissn: 1848-6312, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health
Abstract
The amount of waste produced is connected with the degree of a country’s economic development; more developed countries produce more waste. This paper reviews the quantities, manipulation and treatment methods of medical waste in Croatia, as well as hazardous potentials of medical waste for human health. Medical waste must be collected and sorted in containers suitable for its characteristics, amount, means of transportation and treatment method in order to prevent contact with environment and to protect people who are working with waste. Hazardous medical waste in Croatia is largely produced by hospitals. Even though only one hospital has a licence to incinerat...
Subjects
free text keywords: gospodarenje otpadom; utjecaji na zdravlje; zbrinjavanje medicinskog otpada, impact on health; medical waste treatment
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