Biomedical waste (BMW) is the waste produced during the diagnosis, treatment, vaccination of humans or animals, as well as during research activities related to the development or testing of biological products. Inappropriate disposal of BMW is a potential threat not only to humans but also to the safety of environment. Waste management issues are creating day-to-day problems as they have profound effect on drastically changing global environment including air, water and soil pollution. There is a need to handle BMW by safe and reliable methods in order to prevent it as a public health problem. At the same time safe management of BMW is social and legal obligation of the people supporting and funding health-care activities. A much-needed thrust to environmental protection has been provided in the recent past that elucidates such standards to be followed by the common BMW treatment and disposal facility operators.
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