Medical waste generation

Medical waste generation, treatment and disposal practices in the state of Florida.


State University System of Florida, Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (Report 90-3).

Tudor TL (2007). Towards the development of a standardized measurement unit for health care waste generation.

Resources, Conservation and Recycling


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Laboratory biosafety manual

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Further reading

Economopoulos AP (1993).

Environmental technology series: assessment of sources of air, water and land pollution.

A guide to rapid source inventory techniques and their use in formulating environmental control strategies. Part 1:

Rapid inventory techniques in environmental pollution

. Geneva, World Health Organization.

Halbwachs H (1994). Solid waste disposal in district health facilities.

World Health Forum

, 15:363–367.

Johannessen LM (1997). Management of health care waste. In:

Proceedings of the Environment ’97 Conference,

16–18 February 1997, Cairo


Dokki-Giza, Egyp

tian Environmental Affairs Agency.

NCSA (National Conservation Strategy [Coordinating] Agency) (1996).

Study on the management of medical


Gaborone, Botswana, National Conservation Strategy (Co-ordinating) Agency (Report No. NCS/GTZ

7/96, in cooperation with the German Agency for Technical Cooperation, coordinated by Integrated Skills Ltd).


Definition and characterization of health-care waste


(Pan American Health Organization) (1994).

Hazardous waste and health in Latin America and the


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