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Hazardous Medical Waste Management as a Public Health Issue

Natalija Marinković
Ksenija Vitale
Ivo Afrić
Nataša Janev Holcer

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APA 6th Edition
Marinković, N., Vitale, K., Afrić, I. & Janev Holcer, N. (2005). Javnozdravstveni aspekti gospodarenja opasnim medicinskim otpadom. Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, 56 (1), 21-32. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/187
MLA 8th Edition
Marinković, Natalija, et al. "Javnozdravstveni aspekti gospodarenja opasnim medicinskim otpadom." Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, vol. 56, no. 1, 2005, pp. 21-32. https://hrcak.srce.hr/187. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Marinković, Natalija, Ksenija Vitale, Ivo Afrić and Nataša Janev Holcer. "Javnozdravstveni aspekti gospodarenja opasnim medicinskim otpadom." Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju 56, no. 1 (2005): 21-32. https://hrcak.srce.hr/187
Harvard
Marinković, N., et al. (2005). 'Javnozdravstveni aspekti gospodarenja opasnim medicinskim otpadom', Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, 56(1), pp. 21-32. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/187 (Accessed 22 September 2021)
Vancouver
Marinković N, Vitale K, Afrić I, Janev Holcer N. Javnozdravstveni aspekti gospodarenja opasnim medicinskim otpadom. Arh Hig Rada Toksikol. [Internet]. 2005 [cited 2021 September 22];56(1):21-32. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/187
IEEE
N. Marinković, K. Vitale, I. Afrić and N. Janev Holcer, "Javnozdravstveni aspekti gospodarenja opasnim medicinskim otpadom", Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, vol.56, no. 1, pp. 21-32, 2005. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/187. [Accessed: 22 September 2021]

Abstracts
The amount of waste produced is connected with the degree of a country’s economic development; more developed countries produce more waste. This paper reviews the quantities, manipulation and treatment methods of medical waste in Croatia, as well as hazardous potentials of medical waste for human health. Medical waste must be collected and sorted in containers suitable for its characteristics, amount, means of transportation and treatment method in order to prevent contact with environment and to protect people who are working with waste. Hazardous medical waste in Croatia is largely produced by hospitals. Even though only one hospital has a licence to incinerate infectious medical waste, many other hospitals incinerate their hazardous waste in inappropriate facilities. Healthcare institutions also store great amounts of old medical waste, mostly pharmaceutical, anti-infectious, and cytostatic drugs and chemical waste. Data on waste treatment effects on human health are scarce, while environmental problems are covered better. Croatian medical waste legislation is not being implemented. It is very important to establish a medical waste management system that would implement the existing legislation in all waste management cycles from waste production to treatment and final disposal.

Keywords
impact on health; medical waste treatment

Hrčak ID: 187

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/187

[croatian]

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