Handling Hazardous Waste With The Threat of Ebola

Waste removal is the process through which the end and unuseful products are eliminated in a manner that does not endanger people’s lives or pollute the environment. In big cities, the management of waste is usually carried out with the efforts of garbage producers, dumpster/waste removal companies, and the local authorities that designate the proper grounds for the dumping of the waste. As a matter of precaution, hazardous waste is managed differently from other compositions of waste/garbage.

Hazardous waste

bio hazardous wasteGarbage can be classified as hazardous if improper management (handling, transit to dump site and absolute elimination) poses a health threat to human beings, plants, animals and any other living organism. Bio hazards and radioactive materials comprise some of the waste that is classified as a bio-hazard. Any equipment, clothing and human waste that has come into contact with Ebola, has recently been declared some of the most hazardous waste in the world.

Ebola

ebola imageEbola is a deadly viral disease that kills more than half the people who catch it. The disease kills people within days or even hours of contracting it. Ebola is not airborne, but it can be transmitted through contact with items that have been in contact with an Ebola patient, as well as a patient’s body fluids and waste. Listed under Category A infectious agent, Ebola-contaminated items and waste must be handled with special protective gear, put into special hazard waste containers, and, then, incinerated or disinfected and buried.

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