Potential for radioactive patient excreta in hospital trash and medical waste.

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Radioactive excreta from nuclear medicine patients can enter solid waste as common trash and medical biohazardous waste. Many landfills and transfer stations now survey these waste streams with scintillation detectors which may result in rejection of a hospital's waste. Our survey indicated that on the average either or both of Boston University Medical… (More)

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@article{Evdokimoff1994PotentialFR, title={Potential for radioactive patient excreta in hospital trash and medical waste.}, author={Victor N Evdokimoff and Colleen Cash and K. Buckley and Alben Cardenas}, journal={Health physics}, year={1994}, volume={66 2}, pages={209-11} }