Prescott Medical Waste
What is Biohazardous Medical Waste
Revised on: January 10, 2020
Biohazardous medical waste is medical waste that is composed of one or more of the following:
Cultures and stocks
Human blood and blood products
Human pathologic wastes
Research animal wastes
Waste contaminated with bodily fluids or other infectious materials is becoming a bigger concern for hospitals as they brace for a surge in patients sick with COVID-19 in the US.
Patients and health care workers are quickly going through medical supplies and disposable personal protective equipment, like masks. Eventually all that used gear piles up as medical waste that needs to be safely discarded. Biohazardous medical waste is highly regulated by the ADEQ for EPA standards. Tracking forms are issued for all medical waste handeled, proof of compliance.
If your current provider isn't able to keep up, call us now.
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