No matter what size the industry is, hazardous waste will be generated. The hazardous nature of the waste can be harmful or dangerous for human health. Learn more?
Hazardous wastes are generally defined according to one or more characteristics.
These hazardous waste are extremely flammable. This is a good example of a waste that can be burned at or below the 140o F temperature.
Corrosive: This substance can burn the skin and cause irritation to the eyes. It is also capable of damaging living tissues when it makes contact. This substance can cause metals to corrode, as well as plastics and rubber. It is toxic to dispose of automobile batteries.
When exposed to chemicals, water, and air they can explode or emit poisonous fumes. The reactive wastes are old medicinal ether, out of date ammunition.
The wastes in this category are deadly if ingested. Lead and mercury, heavy metals are toxic wastes.
It can cause damage to the cells in the body of a human and any other organism. The air, and surrounding environment can be contaminated.
Hazardous wastes are liquids, solids, gases or sludges. They can lead to illness, injuries or even deaths. Due to the risk, hazardous waste is handled differently.
Environmental hazardous waste professionals are required to dispose of the waste properly. Incorrect disposal, even of small amounts of hazardous wastes poses long-term risks to both public health and environmental. Even a small quantity of hazardous waste can contaminate large areas of soil and groundwater.