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If something has saliva on it should it be placed in hazardous waste bin?
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In brief: Not necessarily
Blood yes, saliva is not required to go into hazardous.

In brief: Not necessarily
Blood yes, saliva is not required to go into hazardous.
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dr. Michael Skidmore
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No.
Medical waste regulated at state level with osha guidance.
Most states require the following items to be placed in "biohazard" containers: -sharps -microbiology lab cultures -pathologic waste /human tissues -items from isolation rooms -blood or other potentially infective liquids and items "saturated" with these fluids. See your state doh and osha blood born pathogen standard.

In brief: No.
Medical waste regulated at state level with osha guidance.
Most states require the following items to be placed in "biohazard" containers: -sharps -microbiology lab cultures -pathologic waste /human tissues -items from isolation rooms -blood or other potentially infective liquids and items "saturated" with these fluids. See your state doh and osha blood born pathogen standard.
Dr. Dan Fisher
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