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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists


 
REVIEW ARTICLE Table of Contents   
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-9
Biomedical waste management


1 Department of Oral Pathology, SDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad, India
2 Department of Microbiology, SDM College of Medical Sciences, Dharwad, India

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Veda Hegde
Department of Oral Pathology, SDM College of Dental Sciences, Sattur, Dharwad - 580 009
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.33955

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Proper handling, treatment and disposal of biomedical wastes are important elements of health care office infection control programme. Correct procedure will help protect health care workers, patients and the local community. If properly designed and applied, waste management can be a relatively effective and an efficient compliance-related practice. This review article discusses about the various types of waste, its management and the hazards of indiscriminate disposal of hospital waste and in brief about dental waste management.


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