• Device components are designed to minimize health, safety, and environmental risks when disassembled or disposed.

Key indicators

  • Direct contact with any dangerous disinfection media is prevented.
  • Minimize health, safety, or environmental risks when components are disposed of through local channels (e.g., landfill, incineration).
  • Minimize user contact with surfaces where pathogens or toxins may be concentrated, such as external surfaces of ceramic filter elements.

Notes and exceptions

  • Evaluate the toxicity of disposed disinfectants to other organisms such as fish, insects, livestock, and crops.

Supporting evidence