CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2014; 04(03): 011-014
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703792
Original Article

EVALUATION OF HAZARDS OF WASTE MATERIALS IN CLINICS AND HOSPITALS: A RESEARCH

Ram Kumar Srivastava
1  Professors, Department of Oral Surgery, Career Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Ghaila, Sitapur-Hardoi Bypass, Lucknow - 226 020, India
,
Iqbal Ali
2  Professors, Department of Oral Surgery, Career Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Ghaila, Sitapur-Hardoi Bypass, Lucknow - 226 020, India
,
Puneet Wadhawani
3  Professors, Department of Oral Surgery, Career Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Ghaila, Sitapur-Hardoi Bypass, Lucknow - 226 020, India
,
Anand Kumar
4  Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Surgery, Career Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Ghaila, Sitapur-Hardoi Bypass, Lucknow - 226 020, India
,
Praveen Awasthi
5  Reader, Department of Oral Surgery, Career Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Ghaila, Sitapur-Hardoi Bypass, Lucknow - 226 020, India
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Abstract

Wastes from the cities and villages cannot be avoided from man's existence. It is essential to safely put these unwanted or discarded material away, in the interest of the community. During human activities a lot of waste matter is produced due to various development project, industrialization and modernization of the community. In this study waste materials were collected from various hospitals and rural and urban residential areas. These wastes were divided into two main categories- Health care waste and domestic waste. The survey indicated 80% solid waste deals with the domestic and urban waste while only 20% deals with the health care waste. The health care waste is regarded hazardous and may cause a variety of health risk.



Publication History

Publication Date:
26 April 2020 (online)

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