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Solid Waste

"Recently, there has been an increase in the public concern about the management of medical waste on a global basis. Medical wastes are considered as a special category of waste because they pose potential human health and environmental risks, as they contain sharps, human tissues or body parts, discarded plastic materials contaminated with blood, discarded medical equipment, and other infectious materials. About 15–25% (by weight) of medical waste is infectious materials. Despite the fact that current medical waste management practices vary from hospital to hospital, the concerning problems are similar for all hospitals and at all stages of management, including segregation, collection, packaging, storage, transport, treatment and disposal. Improper management of medical wastes could cause environmental pollution, unpleasant odors, and growth of insects, rodents and worms. The International Journal of Solid Waste is among top Open Access journals published by OMICS Group - a big supporter of the Open Access publication model. OMICS Group has been expanding its publication services by acquiring reputed journals from many prestigious publishers all over the world. This has led to a large repertoire of 700+ peer-reviewed journals of which, quality and originality are insured by 50,000+ editorial board members."
 
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Last date updated on May, 2014