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Newsletter Article – IV, 1; March 2012: Shipping Lithium Batteries and Autoclaves and their use for Biohazardous Waste

Shipping Lithium Batteries
When the Federal Aviation Administration fines an institution of higher education for improper shipping, people notice – especially if the fine exceeds $100, 000 and the institution is in Cambridge, MA. The package was discovered on a moving conveyor belt in the Medford, MA FedEx sorting facility.

Autoclaves and their use for Biohazardous Waste
Autoclaves are sealed containers that heat water vapor to high temperatures in order to sterilize objects that might harbor biological hazards. When used properly, an autoclave can purify a device or container of any biological contaminants such as bacteria, mold and viruses.

In Case You Haven’t ’Herd’: A Newsletter of Tufts Environmental Health and Safety
Volume IV, Issue 1; March 2012