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What is Infectious Waste?

Otherwise known as biohazardous waste or biomedical waste, infectious waste is any waste containing infectious materials or potentially infectious substances such as blood or bodily fluids generated from a patient. Sharps wastes that have come into direct contact with a patient such as needles, blades and lancets are all considered biohazardous (with the potential of being infectious) and should be disposed of in a clinical-grade sharps container.

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