Much of this waste may be potentially hazardous, possibly invoking new routines and extra expenditure for the facility. It may be particularly expensive to dispose of the carcasses of large animals, large numbers of animals such as fish, or large volumes of effluent or tank water. Even if waste material is not classified as hazardous, it may pose a risk to waste disposal personnel if it is not suitably contained. For example, dust from laboratory animal bedding may trigger allergy or asthma if transported in unsealed containers.
- Guidance from the CCAC
- DeTolla et al. (2021): The Evaluation of the Containment Efficacy of Semi-Rigid Isolators for Housing Cages of Laboratory Animals Infected With BSL-3 Agents