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Medical Waste – Key Facts from the WHO

Natalie Marketing Manager 22.08.2019

Medical Waste is an ever growing pressing issue that threatens the entire planet and our population. On average in the United States, over 136,077,71 kilograms of medical waste is generated by hospitals daily. That is just one country alone and not taking into consideration veterinarian surgeries, family doctor clinics, urgent care centers, etc. Within this waste a small, yet critical percentage of it, is considered to be hazardous. If not dealt with properly, this small percentage poses a deadly threat to healthcare providers, patients and waste disposal employees.

To find out more about the different types of Medical Waste, how to deal with it and recommendations – you can read more on this page by The World Health Organization (WHO):

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/health-care-waste

 

 

 

 

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