What is a pathological waste?

Pathological waste is a component of special medical waste. It may sound very scientific, but this simply means human or body parts. It may include organs, tissues, surgical specimens, and bodily fluids removed during surgery or autopsy. You can find this type of waste from hospitals, veterinarian clinics, cosmetic and surgery centers.

How to dispose of pathological waste?

First, we need to understand that there are two processes for this waste: first is through the medical waste autoclaves, which sterilize it and the medical waste incinerator, which reduces the waste to dust or ash. To handle this waste correctly, here are the steps to follow:

  • Identification
  • Segregation
  • Labeling
  • Trace Chemotherapy Waste
  • Contacting a Medical Waste Management Company


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