Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2006 07:50:53 -0700
Reply-To: Michael Kleinman <mtkleinm**At_Symbol_Here**UCI.EDU>
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From: Michael Kleinman <mtkleinm**At_Symbol_Here**UCI.EDU>
Subject: Re: Antineoplastic Drug Disposal
Comments: To: Debra Decker
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After sterilization the stuff can be treated as hazardous waste.

Mike Kleinman

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Debra Decker
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Antineoplastic Drug Disposal

Apologies for the cross-posting.  I know we've probably covered this
before, but I just can't put my hands on the information this morning

A researcher is working with 3 antineoplastic drugs that are also
considered hazardous materials/hazardous waste.  Naturally, questions
arise about disposal of clinical lab trash, animal and animal bits
contaminated with these materials, animal bedding, etc.

The 3 drugs are cytarabine, methotrexate, vincristine.

Is disposal as hazardous waste appropriate or necessary?  What about the
medical waste potential?  The haz waste folks won't take medical waste -
the med waste folks won't take haz waste.


Debbie Decker
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