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Dr. Thomas Schiano
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Hazardous Waste (Overview)

Hazardous wastes are the dangerous chemical byproducts produced by industrial activities. If released inappropriately the waste may pose a health hazard for people who come in contact with it.


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What makes hazardous waste dangerous ?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Schiano
26 doctors shared insights

Hazardous Waste (Overview)

Hazardous wastes are the dangerous chemical byproducts produced by industrial activities. If released inappropriately the waste may pose a health hazard for people who come in contact with it.


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What are health concerns that hazardous waste can cause?

Depends on material: Hazards are different depending on the materials involved. No one answer is correct except that acute or cumulative exposure poses a health risk to humans or other living things. ...Read more

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What are health concerns that exposure to hazardous waste can cause?

Depends on material: Hazards are different depending on the materials involved. No one answer is correct except that acute or cumulative exposure poses a health risk to humans or other living things. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Is asphalt classifieded as hazardous waste?

Is asphalt classifieded as hazardous waste?

GREAT Question !: Asphalt made before the 1980's may contain coal tar products. Coal tar is classified as hazardous waste because it can pollute ground water. ...Read more

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How much does it cost hospital to incinerate hazardous waste?

Depends on the load: It depends n the load, that means size and weight of the hazardous waste, as goes in a big incinerator. ...Read more

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Does asthma having a correlation to residence near hazardous waste sites?

Does asthma having a correlation to residence near hazardous waste sites?

Asthma and hazardous: Yes. Such sites can be the source of irritants that non specifically will aggrevate asthmatics. Not all sites are in this category. Check with the epa regarding the compliance issues with your site. ...Read more

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Should home birth linens be placed in hazardous waste bin?

Should home birth linens be placed in hazardous waste bin?

Yes: Any materials that have come into contact with blood or other body fluids should be disposed of properly and safely. ...Read more

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