News tagged with medical waste

Scientists help avert a nuclear medicine meltdown

University of British Columbia scientists have shown that small cyclotrons – particle accelerators the size of an SUV – can replace hulking nuclear power plants as the country's main source of medical isotopes, the radioactive ...

dateJan 09, 2015 in General Physics
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UN investigator says medical waste risks ignored

(AP) -- A human rights investigator for the United Nations says up to a quarter of the world's trash from hospitals, clinics, labs, blood banks and mortuaries is hazardous and much more needs to be done to regulate it.

dateSep 14, 2011 in Environment
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Cyclotrons could alleviate medical isotope shortage

The most widely used medical radioisotope, Technetium-99m (Tc-99m), is essential for an estimated 70,000 medical imaging procedures that take place daily around the world. Aging reactors, production intermittencies and threats ...

dateJun 07, 2010 in Other
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