“There’s plenty of room at the bottom”: The biomedical waste management in dentistry Murali Mohan Thota, Lakshmana Rao Bathala1, Kotaiah Theruru, Sharaz Shaik1, Bharat Jupidi1, Srinivas Rayapati1

shaik, sharaz and Thota, Murali and Bathala, Lakshmana and Theruru, Kotaiah and Jupidi, Bharat and Rayapati, Srinivas (2014) “There’s plenty of room at the bottom”: The biomedical waste management in dentistry Murali Mohan Thota, Lakshmana Rao Bathala1, Kotaiah Theruru, Sharaz Shaik1, Bharat Jupidi1, Srinivas Rayapati1. journal of Dr.NTR University of health sciences, 3 (3). pp. 149-155. ISSN 2278-1889

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Abstract|ملخص البحث

Inappropriate and inadequate handling of biomedical waste may have serious public health consequences and a signifi cant impact on the environment. It is necessary to manage infectious materials to prevent or reduce exposure of persons and the environment to potentially harmful bio-waste. Dental clinics generate a number of biomedical wastes, including the materials such as scrap amalgam, photochemical waste (developer and fi xer), lead foil from traditional X-ray packets, blood-soaked materials, human tissue, and disinfectants, which are challenging to the environment. Wise handling and disposing them is critical. Sound management of biomedical waste is thus a crucial component of environmental health protection. The purpose of this article is to discuss about various types of biomedical waste produced in the dentistry, different waste management practices, the hazards of indiscriminate disposal of biomedical waste and to create awareness among the dental profession, regarding minimizing the production of biomedical waste and dentists are encouraged to follow the best management practices, while disposing hazardous wastes. Key words: Bio-hazard symbol, biomedical waste management, grit, photographic fi xer, regulated waste, universal waste

Item Type|تصنيف النتاج العلمي: Article| منشور علمي
Subjects | مجال موضوع النشر: Dentistry
Divisions | الكلية: College of Dentistry > Dentistry
Depositing User: SHARAZ SHAIK
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 16:38
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2018 16:38
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/2095

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