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Bio-Medical Waste Management

Sushma Sahai

ISBN 10: 8131305686 / ISBN 13: 9788131305683
Published by APH Publishing Corporation, 2009
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Biomedical Waste Management in India brings together the various aspects of waste management, public Health and Environment as they relate to a developing Country like India. As the link between health and Environmental quality is receiving its due attention, the commitment to safeguard the environment from both the Physical and social impacts associated with Biomedical Waste is growing. On one Hand the long term physical environmental impacts like contamination and Pollution of groundwater and Air have drawn attention of the geoscientists and on the other hand the ripples of mishandling Biomedical Waste on the social environment, in the form of the pivotal role of the ragpickers in the entire waste management process, has emerged as the an interesting Study for social scientists. The aim of this book is to highlight the present Scenario of the various phases of Biomedical waste management throughout the country and to integrate environmental parameters into the decision making process adopting Holistic and sustainable strategies to address the crisis revolving around biomedical waste management. To address the Complex task of estimating the quantity of Biomedical waste generated a Waste Audit was conducted in each of the selected government hospitals. The implementation of the Waste Audit, in its true sense, aided not only in the documentation of the quantum of different categories of Biomedical Waste generated but provided answers for the discrepancies witnessed in the waste management practice during primary survey. A structured overview of the entire process from generation of waste till its disposal, not only qualitatively but also quantitatively formed the backbone of this study. This book critically reviews various social, economic and regulatory Policies which address environmental issues, It stresses on the interdisciplinary and interrelated Nature of environment, irrational handling of biomedical waste, its impact on Disease epidemiology, recycling and commercialization of biomedical waste. Since there has been a paradigm shift from curative to preventive medicine, the Foundation has already been laid to encourage Research on such themes, like Hospital waste management. Critical issues, like lack of awareness of the Rules and risks involved during handling hospital waste and unwanted recycling of contagious waste products need to be addressed in order to develop a full proof biomedical waste management system. Instead of providing an end-of-pipe solution a Cradle-to-Grave approach would entail a comprehensive analysis of the management of Biomedical Waste. This would be a formal approach to define and evaluate me total environmental load (physical and social) associated with the generation and disposal of Biomedical Waste from the word start to finish. Printed Pages: 396. Bookseller Inventory # 36409

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Title: Bio-Medical Waste Management

Publisher: APH Publishing Corporation

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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