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

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Dr. Edward Smith
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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