Hazardous Waste

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Terms & Synonyms

Hazardous Waste

Official WHO Definition

Other Definitions

By-products of society that can pose a substantial or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly managed. Possesses at least one of four characteristics (ignitable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic).


Interpretations and Explanations


Waste WHO-Lexicon page (translations and examples)

See also

Hazardous Waste

External Resources


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