Medical waste are hospital output polluting waste that has blood contact with patients body, such as used cotton ball, gauze, tape, waste water, disposable medical supplies, operation used waste, expired medicines, etc. Medical waste will cause space pollution, acute infection and latent pollution characteristics.
Unlike domestic waste, medical waste material contains a large number of bacteria, viruses and chemicals, with super contagious, biological toxicity, and corrosion resistance, medical wase that did not go through proper cleaning treatment orpile up, easy to cause soil and air pollution of water body, directly or indirectly harm to human body. Waste without treatment or incomplete treatment, medical waste that are piled up arbitrarilyare can also be the source of epidemic diseases.
Medical waste is a special kind of hazardous waste, medical waste disposal problem has become the hot spot in the world, China has been listed for being no.1 for dangerous wastes. To strengthen the management and disposal of medical waste standardization, both in the protection of the environment and disease prevention and control is a important significance.