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Assessment of Armed Forces College of Medicine Students' Knowledge about Carcinogenic Effect of Dioxin and Furan
 
   


Tuesday 16 Feb 2016
The Armed Forces College of Medicine Dioxin Study was undertaken in response to concerns that the discharge of dioxin-like (TCDD) compounds that results from medical waste incineration is a wide spread environmental contaminant. Confusion around the definition of infectious waste may contributed to the finding that almost half of the hospitals are not segregating infectious waste from medical waste. The most frequently used practice of disposing medical waste was incinerators, autoclaving, depositing in landfills, irradiation and microwave but some of them was proved to cause serious health problems that can be prevented by certain measures. On 18 August 2015, Students of 3rd and 2nd year initiated a study to assess their knowledge about the medical waste incineration and its effect on health. Before the lecture, The pre-knowledge of the students was 31.8%, while after the lecture it became 71.2%
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