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Resource ID: #16883
Subject: Health Care
Source: Amicus Journal (New York)
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Date: Winter 2000

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The Amicus Journal write about the poor medical waste disposal system in California. The magazine reveals that the plastic content of hospital waste is between 15 and 30 percent, twice the level found in household waste. The waste also is the largest source of dioxin - the most carcinogenic chemical compound known to science.

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