Pathological waste is a category of Bio-Hazardous Medical Waste, whose parent category includes infectious animal bedding and feces, human and or animal pathogens (a virus or other microorganisms that can cause disease) and disposable items contaminated with human blood or body fluids.
Trace Chemo Waste
Trace Chemotherapy Waste is dispose via incineration. The term "bulk" chemotherapy is defined as chemo waste that exceeds 3% by volume and is considered a RCRA hazardous waste.
Note: Items that are used in preparation and administration of antineoplastic or cytotoxic drugs (chemotherapy infusions) can become trace-contaminated. A list of commonly contaminated items include:
- Spill Clean-Up Material
- Empty Intravenous Bags/Bottles
- Empty Drug Vials
- IV Tubing
Did you know that companies could get fined up to $50,000 for disposing pharmacuetical waste incorrectly? Hospitals and other healthcare facilities Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA): Federally regulated hazardous waste includes lists of certain discarded chemical products and wastes with hazardous characteristics such as ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity. We also have options to dispose controlled substances.
Dental Waste Services
There are various hazardous chemicals and materials of dental waste that are result of procedures, that when improperly disposed, could cause harm to people and the environment. Don't risk your patients or staff, let Med Waste LA take care of your dental facility today.
Dental Waste Disposal Includes:
- Mercury-Containing Wastes - Dental Amalgam particles are a source of mercury, which is a known neurotoxin, nephrotoxin, and bioaccumulative element.
- Silver-Containing Wastes - Spent X-ray fixer used in dental clinics to develop X-rays are hazardous materials that should not be.
- Lead-Containing Wastes - The lead foil inside X-ray packets and lead aprons contain leachable toxin, which can contaminate soil and groundwater in landfill sites after disposals. High doses of lead intake can lead to reproductive toxicity, neurotoxicity, cartinogenicity, hypertension, renal function, immunology, toxicokinetics and more.
- Blood-Soaked / Dripping Gauze - A biomedical hazardous waste - used and exposed to blood and potential infections.
- Chemicals, Disinfectants, and Sterilizing Agents - Whenever possible, be sure to use dry heat o sterilize dental instruments. Nonchlorinated plastic containers should be Non-Hazardous Wastes
Bio-Hazardous Medical Waste
Bio-Hazardous Medical Waste, also called infectious waste, such as blood, body fluids, and human cell lines, is waste that is potentially contaminated with infectious agents or materials deemed a threat to public health or the environment. County and state laws strictly regulate the packaging and disposal of biological waste generated by research and patient care. In terms of Disposal methods, the contaminated biohazard waste must be collected by a licensed Bio-Hazardous Medical Waste hauler. Let Med Waste LA handle your Bio-Hazardous Medical Waste safely and with great care. Our team is licensed and trained to safeguard your facility so that your staff can focus on what really counts -- the patients.
Biohazardous Disposal Includes:
Dry Bio-Hazardous Medical Waste
- Contaminated cultures, petri dishes and other culture flasks
- Infectious Agents
- Wastes from Bacteria, Viruses, Spores, or Live and Attenuated Vaccines
- Waste Contaminated with Excretion, or Secretions from Infectious Humans or Animals
- Paper Towels, Kim Wipes, Bench Paper, or Any other Items Contaminated with Biohazard Materials
Liquid Bio-Hazardous Medical Waste
- Human or Animal Blood
- Human or Animal Blood Elements
- Human or Animal Bodily Fluids or Semi-Liquid Materials
- Human Anatomical Specimens
- Animal Carcasses and Body Parts if Exposed to Biohazardous Materials