CDC confirms 116 cases of polio-like disease

  The CDC has confirmed 116 cases of a rare polio-like disease called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in the U.S. this year as of the date of this post. Found in 31 states as of Monday, over 90% of the cases involve children under the age of 18. For the most part, those affected were experiencing a mild respiratory illness before contracting the disease.   What is AFM?   Acute flaccid myelitis affects the nervous system, ...
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Regulated Medical Waste and its Disposal

  When it comes to the disposal of regulated medical waste, there are many standards that have been put into place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in an effort to protect healthcare workers from unnecessary exposure to potentially infectious materials. In 1991, OSHA created the Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. This standard defines regulated medical waste and clarifies basic ...
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Ecological Impacts of Improper Medical Waste Disposal

    The handling and disposal of medical waste is a reality for any dental facility, with multiple regulations in place to ensure that the ecological impact of its disposal is as minimal as possible. With over $996 billion pharmaceuticals sold worldwide annually, it’s imperative that the disposal of the resulting medical waste is handled properly and efficiently. Both medical professionals and the public are largely unaware ...
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Hazardous Waste Disposal

  In previous articles we have identified the different types of medical waste produced in dental offices and some ways of lowering the costs for the disposal of that waste. This article will address hazardous waste specifically, and the regulations surrounding its disposal. Hazardous waste can be found in any physical state; liquid, gaseous, or solid. The type of disposal depends entirely upon the physical state the waste is ...
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Medical Waste Treatment and Disposal

    Shop For Disposal Options   Medical waste is generated daily by thousands of facilities across the United States. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that, “Of the total amount of waste generated by health-care activities, about 85% is general, non-hazardous waste comparable to domestic waste. The remaining 15% is considered hazardous material that may be infectious, chemical or radioactive.” (1) Regardless of ...
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Streamline Your Sharps Disposal Process

    Besides serving the patients with exceptional services and exploring newer possibilities in the medical industry, waste management is among the most prominent tasks performed in a healthcare system. If you belong to the medical domain, you understand very well the need for managing medical waste properly for the safety of everyone. Does your facility follow best practices and are you providing the safest process for your ...
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Medical Waste Disposal: Pickup vs. Mail Back

  This blog will cover requirements for medical waste disposal and the differences in the options available for disposal. To start, OSHA (Occupational Safety Health Administration) defines as regulated waste as Liquid or semi-liquid blood or other potentially infectious materials; contaminated items that would release blood or other potentially infectious materials in a liquid or semi-liquid state if compressed; items that ...
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Hurricane Harvey Update: We're safe, and ready to service your needs.

To our customers: We are safe and available to you. Although our offices were also impacted by flooding and many of our staff had to be evacuated, PureWay Waste Compliance (Katy, TX) remains 100% operational and we are working with our out-of-state offices to ensure all orders get processed within 48 hours. As a waste compliance service, we will go the extra mile to assist our customers and those affected in the greater ...
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U.S. War on AIDS

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States is still in danger of losing the war on AIDS, even after major medical advances over the past 30 years. There are 45,000 new H.I.V. infections each year. Nearly 65% of the estimated 1.2 million Americans with H.I.V are not receiving care or antiretroviral treatment (ART); many disappear right after being tested and account for 90% of all new ...
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INTRODUCING PUREWAY SHARPS DISPOSAL SYSTEMS

Our new PureWay Sharps Disposal Systems are cost-effective solutions for the collection and responsible d isposal of sharps and regulated medical waste. Our sharps ship-back systems come in sizes ranging from 1.2-gallons up to 28-gallons, and are available as single systems, multi-packs or larger collection systems. These systems are ideal for small quantity generators of waste. Our systems are unique because they have ...
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