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Single-use Medical Devices: To Reuse or Toss?

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Single-use Medical Devices: To Reuse or Toss? Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. That is the EPA’s motto for protecting our environment, but this adage doesn’t always apply to the medical waste field. Medical waste, and more specifically, regulated medical waste (RMW), has Continue reading

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Medical Waste Management for Funeral Homes

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Medical Waste Management for Funeral Homes Healthcare facilities like hospitals, dental clinics, nursing homes, and physicians’ offices generate a large amount of daily medical waste.  Less talked about producers of medical waste include tattoo parlors and funeral homes, both of Continue reading

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MRSA, Zika, & Ebola: Medical Waste Removal With Emerging Pathogens

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MRSA, Zika, & Ebola: Medical Waste Removal With Emerging Pathogens In the last few years, there have been many alarming headlines about emerging pathogens, from Ebola, to MRSA, and now the Zika virus. While the news may cause concern for Continue reading

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Improper Disposal of Medication is Costly to Health and Environment

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Improper Disposal of Medication is Costly to Health and Environment Prescription and over-the-counter medication, while helpful and necessary for health care, can be harmful to people, animals, and the environment if not disposed of properly. Reliable and concrete statistics are Continue reading

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It’s National Smile Month. How’s the Health of Your Dental Office?

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It’s National Smile Month. How’s the Health of Your Dental Office?   Along with ringing in Summer and schools letting out, there’s a reason for several million smiles across the country this time of year: it’s National Smile Month. National Continue reading

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Hotel Medical Waste improper handling fined $12,000

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Hotel Medical Waste improper handling fined $12,000 It’s not uncommon to hear about non-compliance in the medical waste industry, but typically these scenarios involve institutions that deal with medical waste directly, like hospitals, long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, and Continue reading

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