International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 7, Issue 8 (2020)

Management proposal for waste services health - case study at the Federal Institute of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil


Cristiane Schuler Da Cunha, Daniele De Castro Pessoa De Melo, Eduardo Antonio Maia Lins, Kátia Virgínia Guerra Botelho, Maria Eugenia Roza Muniz De Alencar

Health Service Residues (RSS) are generated by human or animal health care services, containing a high potential for contamination and degradation, and can generate, with their inadequate management and disposal, serious environmental impacts. In Brazil, about 43% of solid waste is disposed of in dumps, which may result in soil, water, and air contamination. The handling and disposal of RSS offer physical-chemical and biological risks, especially to the professionals involved in its handling, as well as the collectors in the dumps. This work had as main objective, to propose the Management for Residues of Health Services in an ambulatory located in the Federal Institute of Pernambuco (IFPE), where a diagnosis of the current management in the ambulatory was carried out based on documentary, bibliographic and field data. The characterization and quantification of waste showed that most of the RSS generated in the Outpatient Clinic are subject to recycling.
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Cristiane Schuler Da Cunha, Daniele De Castro Pessoa De Melo, Eduardo Antonio Maia Lins, Kátia Virgínia Guerra Botelho, Maria Eugenia Roza Muniz De Alencar. Management proposal for waste services health - case study at the Federal Institute of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 7, Issue 8, 2020, Pages 104-112
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