The Importance Of Hazardous Waste

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Hazardous waste are those wastes that are considered harmful or potentially harmful to human health or the environment. The Environment Agency defines hazardous wastes as those that are either immediately harmful to human health or the environment or potentially harmful in the future. Wastes are classified as hazardous by the Environment Agency if they have one or more of the following properties: explosive, oxidising, highly flammable, flammable, irritant, harmful, toxic, carcinogenic, corrosive, infectious, and toxic for reproduction, mutagenic, sensitising, Eco toxic, or wastes which release toxic or very toxic gases in contact with water, air, or acid. Hazardous wastes do not include radioactive wastes, decommissioned explosives, waste waters, or animal byproducts. Hazardous and toxic materials are not only produced by industrial sectors. But also by household sector (Court, Munday, Roberts, & Turner, 2014). Hazardous and toxic materials are not only produced by industrial sectors. But also by household sector. Hazardous waste is the most difficult waste to be managed, since in the treatment process, heavy metal and dioxin among others are obtained. The outcome elements are dangerous not only for the environment but also for public health. The fundamental rule in managing waste is given by the following hierarchy: prevention, reducing its production, reuse, recycles valuation and deposition.(Couto, Silva, Monteiro, & Rouboa, 2013). The impact of hazardous waste on the

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