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EPA Rule on Pharmaceutical Hazardous Waste Disposal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule, to take effect on August 21st, which will prohibit healthcare facilities, including dental offices, to “sewer” pharmaceutical hazardous waste. The term “sewering” refers to disposing of pharmaceutical hazardous waste by dumping it…

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How to Dispose of Carpules Used in Dentistry – Dental Regulations

Carpules, used in dentistry, are small cylindrical glass tubes containing anesthetics which are screwed onto dental syringes, and are commonly aspirated while the practitioner injects the patient. The proper management of glass carpule waste is determined by the condition of…

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