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Treatment Alternatives for Medical Waste Disposal

This document describes technology options for treating infectious medical waste, including incineration, chemical treatment, autoclaving, microwaving, shredding, and compacting. Performance issues, environmental impact, and perspectives from several developing countries are also covered.

Author: PATH

Published: 2005

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Resource types: Report, PATH resource

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Injection safety and waste management

Regions: Global