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What is Cytotoxic Waste?

November 7, 2017 Cytotoxic waste disposal

Cytotoxic waste must be disposed of to avoid its harmful effects after exposure. Cytotoxic waste is waste associated with cytotoxic drugs which contain chemicals that are toxic to the cells. This includes materials, equipment, and residue that are contaminated by cytotoxic drugs. Cytotoxic drugs, which are also called antineoplastics, are usually administered to people with […]

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Biohazard Symbol: What does it Mean?

October 11, 2017 Biohazards

What is the history behind the biohazard symbol? The biohazard symbol is normally found on substances, materials, and containers that have biohazards. These are substances that pose a potential danger or risk to human life. How the biohazard symbol came to be As an international symbol, it is used worldwide to indicate the presence of […]

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Medical Disposal Safety Tips (what are the most common mistakes)

September 11, 2017 Safety Disposal

How should one dispose medical wastes? Here are some useful tips. Medical Disposal Safety Tips Do you work in the healthcare industry? Did you know that according to the World Health Organization, approximately 15% of the waste produced by healthcare facilities are infectious, radioactive, or toxic? This emphasises the importance of learning the correct practice […]

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