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medical waste

medical waste
All wastes from hospitals, clinics, or other health care facilities that contain or have come into contact with diseased tissues or infectious microorganisms. Also referred to as infectious waste, which is hazardous waste with infectious characteristics, including: contaminated animal waste, human blood and blood products, pathological waste, and discarded needles, scalpels and broken medical instruments.

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Date of creation
07-Mar-2013
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07-Mar-2013
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