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WHO (Editor) (2013): Safe Management of Wastes from Health-care Activities. (= Second Edition). Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO). URL [Accessed: 30.09.2013]. PDF

In many countries, knowledge about the potential for harm from health-care wastes has now become more prominent to governments, medical practitioners and civil society. The indiscriminate and erratic handling and disposal of waste within health-care facilities is now widely recognized as a source of avoidable infection, and is synonymous with public perception of poor standards of health care. Water pollution and inadequate wastewater treatment pose important risks to health.