After sterilization the stuff can be treated as hazardous waste. Mike Kleinman -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Debra Decker Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 12:32 PM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU 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. Help! Thanks, Debbie ----------------- Debbie Decker EH&S UCDavis (530)754-7964 FAX (530)752-4527 dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**ucdavis.edu Co-Conspirator to Make the World A Better Place -- Visit www.HeroicStories.com and join the conspiracy Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions, can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."
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