There are various types of social issues in our environment that are very hazardous to the surroundings and need to be managed appropriately so that it does not harm the environment. There are several ways in which it is easier to deal with these types of issues that can be solved systematically. If you talk about social issues then the most dangerous problem that affects human health to a great extent is the improper disposal of medical waste.
This can be the most dangerous social issue that will not only harm humans but also affect the animals and the environment. It is the waste that is generated from different health care centers like hospitals, Dental clinics, vets, etc. Not only the healthcare centers this waste also be generated from tattoo and piercing studios. This type of waste contains sharp needles, blood kinds of cotton, and other infectious object that can be very harmful to the surroundings and livings.
When it comes to the management of medical waste then if it is not disposed of properly, it creates a danger to the environment and especially for the dumping workers. Needles and other sharp materials like surgical blades can harm the workers. These objects are not only sharp but also infectious. Similarly, it can also affect the animals.
Let’s just look at some of the dangers of medical waste so that you can be cautious and spread awareness to others also.
Types of hazards
Exposure to these types of waste can lead to disease and injury. Medical waste is hazardous to our environment because of these characteristics.
- It contains several types of infectious agents that can cause severe diseases to humans and animals as well.
- This type of waste is genotoxic in nature.
- Medical waste is radioactive waste.
- It usually contains sharps that can cause injuries. Workers that work with bare hands can get hurt by these infectious sharps and these sharps can cause deadly diseases.
In today’s generation, our environment is going through a lot of issues. Along with that, there is a serious problem which is inappropriate disposing of waste management. It is very important to manage medical waste in a proper way as it is very dangerous for the surroundings. This type of waste is usually produced from hospitals and clinics and can also be collected from other health centers like vets. Not only this it is also found in tattoo shops and piercing studios. Many companies are working to find a proper way to dispose of medical waste to avoid any kind of serious health issue.