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What makes hazardous waste dangerous ?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Relative risk: Hazardous waste means refuse that is expected to be either immediately or cumulatively harmful to an exposed person. Non-hazardous waste would be material lacking those qualities. Note that too much exposure to anything, whether music, sunlight, or sawdust can be harmful.

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Please explain why is hazardous waste dangerous ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Because it may be-: ignitable, reactive, corrosive or toxic.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Because it is hazaddous
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