Medical waste incineration is a problem too. In 1998, the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) issued a report showing that medical waste incineration was a major source of toxic air emissions in the United States.
This report laid the groundwork for international consensus regarding the link between health care, environmental degradation, and health, he said. The problem with incineration emissions boils down to three major pollutants: dioxin, polyvinylchloride (PVC), and 2-diethylhexylphthalate (DEHP). | ← Previous | | | Next → | Single Page