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Critical analysis of the regulations regarding the disposal of medication waste
(UNIV SAO PAULO, CONJUNTO QUIMICASSAO PAULO, 2012)
Expired or unused medication at people's homes is normally disposed of in normal garbage, sewage system or, in certain cases, returned to the public health system. There is still no specific legislation regarding this ...
Waste of leaf-cutting ants: disposal, nest structure, and abiotic soil factors around internal waste chambers
Leaf-cutting ants produce large quantities of waste that harbor bacteria and fungi that are harmful to the colony. To be protected from these pathogens, the workers of Atta species present a sophisticated organization to ...
Analysis of hybrid waste-to-energy for medium-sized cities
Urban centers have a huge demand for electricity and the growing problem of the solid waste management generated by their population, a relevant social and administrative problem. The correct disposal of the municipal solid ...
Composition and quantification of the anthropogenic and natural fractions of wastes collected from the stormwater drainage system for discussions about the waste management and people behavior
A study was made of the composition of wastes collected from the pipes of the stormwater drainage system of Sorocaba, SP, Brazil (600 thousand inhabitants). A total of 10 samples weighing at least 100 kg each were sorted ...
Resíduos de saúde: como gerenciar este problema?
(Universidade Federal de Santa MariaBrasilUFSMCentro de Educação Superior Norte do Rio Grande do Sul, 2011-07-02)
The management of medical waste is a public health problem, the inappropriate handling of these wastes can cause serious damage to nature, which may adversely affect human health and the environment. The factor of environmental ...
Laws on waste disposal in geological environments of selected countries of the world
Nuclear waste has been produced since Marie Curie's times and its production continues everywhere at an increasing rate that requires effective actions to its efficient storage. Since 1968, the International Atomic Energy ...