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Biomedical waste bomb ticks

Source: The Times of India, Date: August , 2016

A bomb is ticking on biomedical waste heap in Madhya Pradesh, as at least 22,071 kilograms of hazardous waste are being dumped in the open without treatment in the state every year. As per Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998, if not handled properly, this waste is a potent source of life-threatening diseases like AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis and other bacterial ailments. Those handling this hazardous dump live in fear of being pricked by syringe needles carrying the illness. Then, there is no record of liquid biomedical waste like blood flowing directly from hospitals into sewage lines that run the risk of polluting potable water source.

Read more at :http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/Biomedical-waste-bomb-ticks/articleshow/53443110.cms

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