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Main Title Guides to pollution prevention : selected hospital waste streams.
CORP Author Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., Pasadena, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Center for Environmental Research Information, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/625/7-90/009; EPA-68-02-4286; PB90256421
Stock Number PB90-256421
OCLC Number 22219430
Subjects Hospitals--Waste disposal--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Water--Pollution--Prevention--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Hospitals--United States--Waste disposal--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Additional Subjects Hospitals ; Hazardous materials ; Guidelines ; Waste disposal ; Forms(Paper) ; Radioactive wastes ; Cleaning ; Solvents ; Formaldehyde ; Mercury(Metal) ; Photographic processing chemicals ; Drug therapy ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Waste management ; Pollution abatement ; Toxic substances ; Source reduction ; Waste recycling ; Chemical spills ; Case studies
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 625-7-90-009 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/07/2010
EJED  EPA 625-7-90-009 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EMBD  PB90-256421 MF NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 08/23/1991
ERAD  EPA 625/7-90-009 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/07/2013
ESAD  EPA 625-7-90-009 2 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/03/2016
NTIS  PB90-256421 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v, 45 p. : charts ; 28 cm.
The hazardous wastes generated by general medical and surgical hospitals are small in volume relative to those of industrial facilities; however, the wastes are of a wide variety. Some of the hazardous materials used by hospitals that become part of their waste streams include chemotherapy and antineoplastic chemicals, solvents, formaldehyde, photographic chemicals, radionuclides, mercury, waste anesthetic gases; and other toxic, corrosive and miscellaneous chemicals. Additional wastes such as infectious waste, incinerator exhaust, laundry-related waste, utility wastes, and trash were not addressed in the guide. Reducing the generation of these materials at the source, or recycling the wastes on- or off-site, will benefit hospitals by reducing disposal costs and lowering the liabilities associated with hazardous waste disposal. The guide provides an overview of hospital waste generating processes and presents options for minimizing waste generation through source reduction and recycling.
Shipping list no.: 90-517-P. "EPA/625/7-90/009"--Cover. "June 1990"--Cover. "Environmental Protection Agency Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Center for Environmental Research Information, Office of Research and Development"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references (p. 19).