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.
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.