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Qualitative and Quantitative Survey of Solid Wastes Generated in Governmental Hospitals of Urmia in 2016
S Khosravipour, A Nejati
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Backgrounds & aim: One of the problems that threats the public health and environment is the disposal of medical wastes, in which due to having dangerous toxic agents and potential pathogenesis, has taken particular sensitivity. In this respect, lack of attention to the management of these types of wastes can be a serious risk to public health. This research was carried out to study the quantity and quality of solid wastes in public hospitals of Urmia city.

Methods: In this study, weighed the produced wastes of hospital in public hospitals of Urmia city during three months in term of wastes of semi-home solid waste, infectious, sharp and chemical, also was obtained separately produced wastes average in each hospital, and finally was extracted total amount of produced wastes in hospitals of public Urmia city on daily and annually.

Results: Based on information obtained from this research, the average total amount of waste produced by the public hospitals is 7430/11 kg per day and the annual amount is approximately 2712 tons in the city of Urmia in which 65% of these wastes is ordinary and the remaining 35 percent of dangerous waste.

Conclusion: Due to the high volume production of infectious waste at public hospitals and the threat of waste, Careful and continuous monitoring of the management of these materials, particularly in collection and disposal process is needed to provide, maintain and enhance the health of exposed people and the rest of society.

Keywords: Infectious Waste, Non-Infectious Waste, Securing, Urmia Hospitals.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/06/21 | Accepted: 2017/06/21 | Published: 2017/06/21



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