Top 20 Doctor insights on: Hazardous waste

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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 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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If sodium floride is a hazardous waste bi-product- why would they put in our drinking water?

If sodium floride is a hazardous waste bi-product- why would they put in our drinking water?

Small amounts good: Like many things (vitamin c, iron, oxygen, water), Fluoride in the correct small quantity is safe. It is only toxic when systemic exposure is much higher then the recommended amount. At the correct amount Fluoride makes your tooth enamel more acid resistant and lowers tooth decay. That is why small amounts are in drinking water. In reality you need a lot over a long time to have any problems. ...Read more

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Does asthma or lung cancer have a correlation to residence near hazardous waste sites?

Does asthma or lung cancer have a correlation to residence near hazardous waste sites?

It might: Depends on the nature of the waste. If it gets into the air or the water table it could have an effect on normal body function and at least encourage disease. We live in an increasingly toxic world to our ever increasing peril. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Wasting?

What is the definition or description of: Wasting?

Wasting: Wasting = loss of lean body tissue/ losing weight. May occur with illness. ...Read more

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How do I start my baby on a good habit of not wasting food?

How do I start my baby on a good habit of not wasting food?

Portion control: I agree with dr. Valdez-small portions. In america, we often eat until we are 'full', while in other cultures one eats until about 70% full. Serve small portions of everything, with 'seconds' only after first servings are consumed. An age appropriate serving could be a single bite. ...Read more

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What should I do I don't have time to exercise my examination have been started and I like exercising but I am scared from wasting my time help plzz?

What should I do I don't have time to exercise my examination have been started and I like exercising but I am scared from wasting my time help plzz?

Short exercise break: You sound pretty stressed, and exams can definitely be a stressful time. Exercise actually helps reduce stress and improve concentration, so a brief (15-30 minute) break to work out once or twice a day may be just what you need to "reset" and get back into studying. Good luck with your exams! ...Read more

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M doin height increase exercises n paused buildin body. I'm 22yrs 5.9 should I stop workin on height n start buildin body? M I wasting time on height?

M doin height increase exercises n paused buildin body. I'm 22yrs 5.9 should I stop workin on height n start buildin body? M I wasting time on height?

Overall health: If you focus on overall health via what you eat, general conditioning, stress management, you will likely get a better outcome than by focusing on one aspect of who you are. Embrace who you are and if others don't like it, it's their loss. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I spend almost 8 hours a day diagnosing myself. Am I wasting my time?? or should I wait till im 18?

No benefit...: I would suggest that spending 8 hours a day diagnosing yourself isn't a good idea at any age. Have you talked with your doctor or a therapist about how you are feeling? They can help you talk through your fears and create behavioral changes so that you can LIVE your life rather than working to find out if something is wrong with you. ...Read more

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I've noticed recently prominent temporal wasting in a friend, 43yo male, along with wgt loss. What could be the causes?

Many possibilities: HIV infection is notorious to cause temporal wasting. Malignancies- cancers and chronic opiate use can cause weight loss as well, being the most common. How is his appetite? ...Read more