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What color should biological hazardous waste bags be?

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C. Lopez

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C. Lopez, Chauffer, Chauffer, Watertown

Answered Oct 12, 2020

The right color for biological hazardous waste bags is Red or Red-Orange. The reason why the common color for biohazardous bags is red or red-orange color cannot be farfetched.

The color red, just like in other areas, is usually associated with something harmful or dangerous. The adoption of the color red for biohazardous bags is so that it will be very easy to understand and identify the content of each waste bags. In the United States, there are specific regulations that mandate all citizens to use red bags for biohazardous waste so they can be well stored and transported to the right place.

This is also the practice in most hospitals. While the preferred color in some hospitals is red, it is red-orange in other hospitals. Invariably, red color biohazardous waste bags are used mostly for easy identification of the content and so that they can be well stored.

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O.Olivia

O.Olivia

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Answered Sep 29, 2020

The biohazardous waste bags should either be red or be red-orange. The bag should also include the label that says "Biohazard," as well as the biohazard symbol. The purpose of having the bring color, the labeling, and the symbol is to make it clear what the bag is so that people do not miss it.

Things that go in those bags are organs, human tissue, and bodily fluids. This is why it should be clear on what is in the bag. It is recommended not to put items in the bag, such as lead, waste, and chemicals.

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N. Reyes

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N. Reyes, Writer, B.ed, California

Answered Jul 16, 2020

The correct answer is biological hazardous waste bags are red.
The main purpose of labeling is to separate hazardous waste from other waste bags like chemo waste, pharmaceutical, and other waste, which are in yellow, black, and blue, respectively.

When handling hazardous waste, make sure to know the waste laws, separate waste by type, and use proper waste containers, proper documentation.

Proper waste disposal protects the public, and also the waste handlers from infection, toxic effects, and injuries. Wastes in biological hazardous waste bags are blood and body fluids, cultures and stocks of infectious agents, discarded diagnostic samples, infected animals from the lab, body secretion, syringes, needles, scalpels, human body parts (organs and tissue), radioactive waste, lead, and batteries.

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F. Ray

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F. Ray, Student, Kansas City

Answered Jan 29, 2019

Biohazardous waste bags are supposed to be red or red-orange, to have the "biohazard" label, and the biohazard symbol. The goal of all of those design elements is to make the bag obvious and hard to miss.

Items that should go in the red bags are bodily fluids and human tissue or organs. You should not put the following in a red biohazardous bag: chemicals, radioactive waste, lead, batteries, chemotherapy waste, tools with human blood on them, and regular trash. Only specialized medical waste collectors are authorized to dispose of your red bags.

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John Adney

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Answered Feb 11, 2017

Red or red orange
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John Smith

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Answered Feb 01, 2017

Red or Red-Orange
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