Model for Chemical Waste Minimization at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Public Deposited

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  • September 5, 2019
  • Mann, Linda S.
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  • Chemical waste minimization techniques applicable to biomedical research facilities were identified and evaluated with respect to current chemical management practices at NIEHS. A chemical waste audit was carried out in two phases: total waste management and high volume solvent. Current practices that enhance waste minimization include protocol review, substitution, incineration and waste handling education. Audit values indicate a high potential to reduce hazardous waste generation by also employing solvent recycling. Further education of researchers on the issue of chemical waste management and chemical material use accountability are identified as means to increase the Institute's waste reduction potential.
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  • Lynn, Frances M.
  • Dement, John M.
  • Turner, Alvis G.
  • Master of Science in Public Health
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  • Environmental Management and Policy
Degree granting institution
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 1988
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  • 4229e0fb-b010-4ede-aa50-9d4a2f0726fb

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