Volume 14, Number 1 (Spring 2010)                   hmj 2010, 14(1): 72-79 | Back to browse issues page


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Koolivand A, Mahvi A, Azizi K, Binavapour M, Alipour V. Quality analysis and management of health-care Waste-Products. hmj. 2010; 14 (1) :72-79
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-143-en.html

Instructor Department of Environmental Health
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Introduction: One of the most important environmental issues is solid waste produced in health-care centers with hazardous agents. The aim of this survey is quality analysis and management of Health-care waste in Bandar Abbas, Iran.
Methods: In this cross sectional study, 29 medical offices, 29 dentistry offices, 19 clinics and 8 health centers were selected. Overall 340 samples (four from each location) were analyzed. Sampling was achieved in summer and winter. Samples were manually sorted into different four categories and measured using laboratory scale.
Results: Total annual waste produced in Bandar Abbas health-care centers was 46689.91 Kg. Clinics produce higher rate of medical wastes and health stations produce lower rate. Higher and lower rates in amount were potentially infectious domestic type wastes, and sharp wastes, respectively.
Conclusion: Respect to higher rate of potentially infectious domestic type wastes, we suggest waste collection management and separation of wastes in the centers.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/10/19

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