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This document describes technology options for treating infectious medical waste, including incineration, chemical treatment, autoclaving, microwaving, and shredding/compacting. Performance issues, environmental impact, and perspectives from several developing countries are described.

Corporate author(s): PATH

Publication date: October 2005

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Region: Global

See also:

Health technologiesSafe injection

Health technologiesHealth care waste management

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