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Survey on the quantity of hazardous wastes generated in Isfahan medical centers,Iran

(2016) Survey on the quantity of hazardous wastes generated in Isfahan medical centers,Iran. International Journal of Pharmacy and Technology.

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Abstract

Development and expansion of health centers have increased infectious wastes production. This study aims at investigating the quantity of hazardous wastes generated in Isfahan medical centers. For this purpose,377 available centers for producing hazardous wastes were selected and evaluated according to Cochran’s sample size calculation formula by simple random sampling from statistical population of Isfahan in spring and summer consecutive seasons (in 2015.For more information about how to deal and eliminate hazardous wastes in aforementioned medical centers,Knowledge and Attitude questionnaire approved by Ehrampoush study was used. Results showed that the total amount of hazardous wastes produced in Isfahan Medical centers is around 2282.96 kg and the volume is 24044 liters per day. Among them dental clinics with 721.6 kg and the volume of 8226.24 liters per day are top of the table and urology centers with 0 kg of wastes contribute the least amount of waste production. Since dental centers produce more waste than other centers. It is suggested to equip each dental clinic with a 50-liter autoclave and other health centers with a 20-liter autoclave. The results also showed that at least more than 50 percent of people in all centers have good knowledge of how to manage and eliminate hazardous wastes. © 2016,International Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 2
Keywords: Clinical wastes; Hazardous wastes; Isfahan; Medical centers; Solid waste
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 670-847 Environmental Pollution. Sanitation
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4019

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