What is Infectious Waste?

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Shreya Rao asked 4 years ago
What is Infectious Waste?
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What is Infectious Waste?
Different types of waste require different types of treatments. Infectious waste is one such type of waste. Learn more about it.
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Team GreenSutra® Staff answered 4 years ago

Infectious waste can be considered as a sub-category of Hazardous Waste and or Bio-medical Waste.

Infectious waste can be referred to as waste that may cause spread of infections or infectious agents. This waste may include some or all of the following:

  • Waste that is contaminated with blood or other bodily fluids.
  • Waste samples, cultures and or stocks from pathology and other laboratories.
  • Waste from patients in isolation wards.
  • Discarded masks, suits and other equipment used by doctors, nurses and or attendants while treating or attending to infected patients.