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Chemicals and Waste

Definition(s)

Waste generated by health care activities including materials from used needles and syringes to soiled dressings, body parts, diagnostic samples, blood, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and radioactive materials. (Source: WHO)

Hierarchy

Broader: waste

In other languages

French
déchets médicaux
Russian
медицинские отходы
Spanish
desechos médicos
Chinese, Simplified
医疗废物
Arabic
نفايات طبية

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with medical waste

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with medical waste. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Basel Convention
Stockholm Convention