Findings on an assessment of small-scale incinerators for health-care waste / S. Batterman


This report provides an analysis of low cost small-scale incinerators used to dispose of health-care waste in developing countries, specifically sharps waste (used and possibly infected syringes and needles). The report includes a situation analysis, a “best practices” guide to small-scale incineration, a screening level health risk assessment for ingestion and inhalation exposure to dioxin-like compounds, and other information related to the operation and evaluation of the incineration option for health-care waste.