Evaluation of dental waste management in two cities in Palestine
提要Disposal of dental waste was investigated at 37 randomly selected clinics in Ramallah and Al-Bireh cities: 31 private practices and 6 public/NGO clinics. Dentists were interviewed regarding their disposal of different forms of dental waste. Disinfectants and X-ray processing solution were thrown down the drain. For sharps, 13.5% of dentists used puncture-resistant containers [only in the public/ NGO clinics], 45.9% discarded needles directly in the garbage after being recapped and 40.5% placed the used needles and blades in closed plastic bottles before throwing in the general garbage. Blood-soaked dressings and amalgam waste were also thrown in the garbage. While 10.75% of dentists were vaccinated against hepatitis B, 47% of the staff at private clinics were not
Darwish, R.O. & Al Khatib, I.A. (2006). Evaluation of dental waste management in two cities in Palestine. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12 (Supp.2), S217-S222, 2006 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117211
期刊EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12 (Supp.2), S217-S222, 2006
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