Biomedical waste is a type of waste containing infectious or potentially infectious materials.
Biomedical wastes are generated from biological and medical sources like diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases.
Biomedical wastes can be general, infectious, hazardous or radioactive.
- Human anatomical wastes
- Animal wastes generated from veterinary hospitals
- Microbiological and biotechnology wastes
- Discarded medicines
- Cytotoxic drugs
Any biomedical waste has to be managed to reduce the incidence of acquired and general infections to the people surrounded by.