ANA 1997 House of Delegates Position Statement on Incineration

This report urges the ANA House of Delegates to support the definition of regulated medical waste as developed by the Association of Operating Room Nurses; lobby for medical waste incinerator dioxin emissions to be less than 2ng TEQ/dcsm; promote alternatives to products made of PVC; support mercury free health care delivery and facilities; support non-incineration methods of medical waste disposal; and, educate nurses and other health care personnel about their issues.