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Biohazard, Biohazardous and Biomedical – What’s the difference?



October 25, 2020



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Biohazard, Biohazardous and Biomedical

Biohazard, Biohazardous and Biomedical, What’s the difference? Local, state, and federal laws require specific handling, packaging, and disposal of the various types of waste that could be infectious to people. Protecting the community and the environment means that any facility that is involved in biohazardous and biomedical materials must comply with guidelines or face the consequences of fines and possibly even closing their business. The first step in compliance is in identifying the differences between biohazardous and biomedical.

Definitions

Examples of Biohazardous Waste

Biohazardous waste is divided into the following categories:

Biohazard, Biohazardous and Biomedical, What’s the difference?

Examples of Biomedical Waste

Biomedical waste is any item that is non-contaminated but have been used in a clinical or business environment; can include but is not limited to:

Examples of Biohazard

Clinical and experimental labs often work with materials that can be considered as hazardous. These may include but are not limited to:


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