In any big city, management of hazardous waste is a grave concern. From households to hotels, hospitals, there are hundreds of sources that generate pounds of hazardous waste. And it is a big challenge for biohazard waste disposal companies in Washington to ensure timely and proper disposal of such waste in a safer way. Let’s first know about biohazardous waste.
Biohazardous waste is typically referred as any biological waste that comprises possibly infectious substances and does not only primarily generated in hospitals and doctors’ clinics. Hazardous waste can be located anywhere such as human blood, tissues, fluids or byproducts, any violent crime scene, industrial facility, suicide, or trauma. Examples of biohazardous waste are:
- Human body fluids. Amniotic fluid, saliva, semen, vaginal secretions, pleural fluid.
- Microbiological wastes. Specimen cultures, discarded live viruses, blood that contains infectious pathogens, disposable culture dishes, and devices used to transfer cultures.
- Human blood products. Plasma, blood, and other body fluids or tissues containing blood.
- Pathological waste. Human organs, tissues, and body parts.
- Animal waste. Animal carcasses and body parts.
- Sharps waste. Scalpels, needles, glass slides, glass pipettes, and broken glass that have all been contaminated with potentially infectious material.
Considering the potential disastrous impact of this biohazard waste, its best possible disposal is the need of the hour.
It is strongly advised not to try disposing of biohazardous waste without professional support. Improper disposal could be life threatening. Moreover, nonconformity to given guidelines can lead to stringent penalties for each offense of unsuitable disposal of biohazardous waste with important financial consequences.