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  1. Impact of rapackaging hazardous (infectious) hospital waste on the indoor air quality of a hospital.

    Article - En anglais

    With landfill bans on the disposal of hazardous (infectious) hospital wastes, many hospitals in the United States are faced with selecting alternative means of disposal.

    One alternative method of disposal is to repackage the waste and ship it off site for incineration.

    This paper reports on a study in which airborne bacteria were sampled in an area where waste was repackaged.

    Results of the sampling showed bacteria concentrations ranging from not detectable (central supply room) to 105 colonies/m3 air (~40 feet from the incinerator room door).

    Mots-clés Pascal : Déchet dangereux, Toxicité, Traitement déchet, Bactérie, Conditionnement, Bâtiment, Pollution intérieur, Ventilation, Sicck building syndrome, Déchet hospitalier

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hazardous waste, Toxicity, Waste treatment, Bacteria, Conditioning, Buildings, Indoor pollution, Ventilation, Hospital waste

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0190587

    Code Inist : 001D16C06. Création : 199406.