Year: 2017 | Month: March | Volume: 7 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 316-325
Review Study on Current Concepts in Biomedical Waste Management and Dental Practice in India
Mehak Sharma1, Arundeep Singh Kawatra2, Dax Abraham3, Ravjot Ahuja4, Abhinav Kumar4
1Post Graduate, 2Principal, Professor and Head of the Department, 3Professor, 4Reader,
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, India.
Corresponding Author: Mehak Sharma
This article provides dentists with the information they need to properly dispose of mercury and amalgam waste, and provides suggestions for managing the other wastes that result from the day-to-day activities of a dental office such as: used X-ray fixers and developers; cleaners for X-ray developer systems; lead foils, shields and aprons; chemiclave/chemical sterilant solutions; disinfectants, cleaners, and other chemicals; and, general office waste.
Key words: biomedical, mercury, color coding, waste management, biomedical hazards.