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Some people while hearing  the term “bio-medical waste” would  think of the antagonist in that one sci-fi movie you meet and watched because you were bored or couldn’t find the remote. However, most medical waste is no longer  harmfulcompared to  regular waste we produce on a daily basis. Still, the large amounts of bio-medical waste should be taken seriously, and as there are some types of medical waste, which can be harmful and even infectious to humans, bio-medical waste services are necessary. Below you will find a thorough explanation  on why bio-medical waste services are necessary.

BIOMEDICAL WASTE CAN BE HARMFUL TO HUMANS

Biomedical waste may  harmful to population because of its  content. All medical waste, especially waste from hospitals and clinics must  be handled regarding that the waste is or could be infectious to people. Some biomedical waste items having infectious impact  to humans are any items which contain blood, items containing bodily fluid like catheters, gloves, cultures, bandages, gauze, etc.. The waste like this must be  disposed of properly so that unaware humans do not have any contact with them.

BIOMEDICAL WASTE CAN BE HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT

Biomedical waste  is harmful both  to people and to animals and the overall environment in case if it is not disposed of properly. The quantity of the waste produced by hospitals alone is increasing every day. Considering that 15% to 25% of all medical waste is biomedical, infectious waste, it must not only be  removed from sites properly but it must  also be disposed of properly. If waste is not disposed of properly, it can contaminate the air, water, and even the soil. This may result to infectious rodents and insects that can transmit diseases.

BIO-MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES ARE REQUIRED BY LAW

Laws on biomedical waste disposal and biomedical waste services are becoming more strict because authorities became to understand the possible dangers associated with biomedical waste, medical waste removal, and medical waste disposal.
We not only appreciate  the safety of our own employee sat Glycon, but we also value our clients’ safety. Glycon offers OSHA certifications at the click of a mouse to help your business/industry learn more about workplace safety when it comes to biomedical waste so that you don’t receive costly penalties.

As we are already aware biomedical waste can be very dangerous and harmful  to humans and the environment, and potentially infectious, however it won’t turn into a green slimy monster that takes over a small suburban town. If you are in charge of a hospital, not very big clinic, veterinarian office, dentist office, or any facility and institution  that produces biomedical waste in the result of  your job duties, Glycon is always here to assist you.

Glycon is licensed and realizes the importance of safety when handling and disposing of medical waste and biomedical waste.