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What is the difference between hazardous and non-hazardous medical waste?

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Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Health hazard or not: Medical waste is all waste materials generated at health care facilities. Hazardous wastes are wastes that can potentially cause illness, disease or poisoning if handled or disposed carelessly. Eg blood, radioactive drugs, needles etc. Non hazardous wastes donot carry that risk like papers, cardboard etc.
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