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Revista Brasileira de Ciências Farmacêuticas
Print version ISSN 1516-9332
GIL, Eric de Souza et al. Technical and legal aspects on management of chemical and pharmaceutical residues. Rev. Bras. Cienc. Farm. [online]. 2007, vol.43, n.1, pp. 19-29. ISSN 1516-9332. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-93322007000100003.
The environmental risks from waste production has arisen with the technological progress, as well as with the world population increase. The risks from the industrial or academic routines in pharmaceutical or fine chemical plants and projects are remarkable. For this reason, many projects focusing on the optimization of waste treatment in these places have been proposed. This paper, reviews some of the main strategies introduced, in order to solve or decrease the problems, in the management of pharmaceutical-chemical wastes in industry, universities, among other potential kind of waste generators. The main regulatory and technical aspects, associated to segregation, packaging, treatment and final disposal of these wastes are presented.
Keywords : Chemical wastes; Pharmaceuticals; Environment; Occupational intoxication.