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__Armaghane Danesh__ 2008, 13(1): 105-113 Back to browse issues page
Solid Wastes Management of Yasuj Hospitals, Iran 2006
AR Raygan Shirazi 1, H Mari Oryad , JM Malekzadeh
1- , rayganpp@yahoo.com
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ABSTRACT: Introduction & Objective: Unhygienic methods of colleting, storage, transportation and disposal of the hospital wastes results in serious hazards that can endanger the health and environment. These materials are classified as dangerous, and have to be collected and disposed based on special rules. Materials & Methods: In the present study we aimed to evaluate the quality of management of hospital wastes and to estimate the waste constituents in Yasuj hospitals. Density, constituents, methods of collecting, transportation and disposal of hospital wastes were evaluated in 3 consecutive days of every months of the year 2006. Results: Study showed that the daily production of solid wastes was 5.5 Kg per hospital bed and infected solid wastes were estimated to be 1.5 Kg per hospital bed. The total solid waste production was 1350 Kg per day which included 27.2 percent as infected solid wastes. Solid waste density was 160.7 Kg per cubic meter and its constituents were food wastes (19.753%), rubber (47.02%), paper (12.05%), glass (5.211%), metals (3.41%) and bandages, gases, clothes, etc (12.556%). Conclusion: The findings suggest that the solid waste management of the studied hospitals is not satisfying and more attention must be paid to the critical issues, such as plans for reducing solid wastes, isolating infected solid wastes at the production site and using safe and updated methods of disposal of solid wastes.
Keywords: KEYWORDS:Solid wastes, Hospital, Infectious wastes, Wastes Density
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/05/31 | Accepted: 2015/05/31 | Published: 2015/05/31
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Raygan Shirazi A, Mari Oryad H, Malekzadeh J. Solid Wastes Management of Yasuj Hospitals, Iran 2006. Armaghane danesh. 2008; 13 (1) :105-113
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