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The future of medical waste regulation: simplicity and consistency as goals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10123406     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There are some favorable signs. At this time of federal budget constraints, the EPA is tightening its belt. EPA's Science Advisory Council recognizes these fundamental constraints and urges the agency to consider relative risks to public health and the environment in establishing regulatory priorities. If Congress and EPA follow this informed advice, and consider honestly where medical waste fits into the spectrum of environmental risks, there is at least a chance that they could come up with a simple system--just enough to satisfy public opinion, but not enough to keep people from solving the problem.
L B Duff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hospital materiel management quarterly     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0192-2262     ISO Abbreviation:  Hosp Mater Manage Q     Publication Date:  1993 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-25     Completed Date:  1993-02-25     Revised Date:  2006-04-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909330     Medline TA:  Hosp Mater Manage Q     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  62-7     Citation Subset:  H    
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MeSH Terms
Facility Regulation and Control / legislation & jurisprudence*
Hazardous Waste / legislation & jurisprudence,  prevention & control
Materials Management, Hospital / legislation & jurisprudence*
Medical Waste / legislation & jurisprudence*,  prevention & control
Refuse Disposal / legislation & jurisprudence*
State Government
United States
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hazardous Waste; 0/Medical Waste

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