Poor Medical Waste Management (MWM) Practices and Its Risks to Human Health and the Environment: A Literature Review

@inproceedings{Babanyara2013PoorMW,
  title={Poor Medical Waste Management (MWM) Practices and Its Risks to Human Health and the Environment: A Literature Review},
  author={Y. Y Babanyara and Dije B. Ibrahim and Tukur Garba and Audu Gani Bogoro and Abubakar},
  year={2013}
}
Medical care is vital for our life, health and well being. But the waste generated from medical activities can be hazardous, toxic and even lethal because of their high potential for diseases transmission. The hazardous and toxic parts of waste from healthcare establishments comprising infectious, medical and radioactive material as well as sharps constitute a grave risks to mankind and the environment, if these are not properly treated/disposed or are allowed to be mixed with other municipal… CONTINUE READING

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