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Simplified Procedures for Managing Insecticidal Wastes; A Case of KCMUCo-PAMVERC Vector Control Product Testing Facility in North-Eastern Tanzania

Version 1 : Received: 3 March 2022 / Approved: 11 March 2022 / Online: 11 March 2022 (03:53:00 CET)

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Msapalla, A.; Azizi, S.; Jangu, M.; Mbewe, N.J.; Matowo, J.; Shayo, M.F.; Kaaya, R.; Mawa, B.; Joram, A.; Kirby, M.J.; Rowland, M.W.; Mosha, F. Simplified Procedures for Managing Insecticidal Waste: A Case Report of KCMUCo-PAMVERC Vector Control Product Testing Facility in North-Eastern Tanzania. Environments 2022, 9, 65. Msapalla, A.; Azizi, S.; Jangu, M.; Mbewe, N.J.; Matowo, J.; Shayo, M.F.; Kaaya, R.; Mawa, B.; Joram, A.; Kirby, M.J.; Rowland, M.W.; Mosha, F. Simplified Procedures for Managing Insecticidal Waste: A Case Report of KCMUCo-PAMVERC Vector Control Product Testing Facility in North-Eastern Tanzania. Environments 2022, 9, 65.

Journal reference: Environments 2022, 9, 65
DOI: 10.3390/environments9060065

Abstract

Insecticide testing facilities that evaluate a variety of vector control products may generate large amount of hazardous wastes from routine operations. These wastes originate from degraded technical grade materials, sprayed substrates, redundant stock or working insecticidal solutions. The washing of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) during preparation for laboratory and experimental hut trials also contribute to waste water with insecticide content. Human and environmental exposure to insecticidal waste can occur during transport, categorization, storage and disposal in resulting in environmental pollution and potential health effects. Various national and international guidelines have been devised for safe disposal and should be strictly followed to avoid adverse effects on humans or environment. The current paper describes a case study from insecticide test facility in north-eastern Tanzania in management of insecticidal waste.

Keywords

insecticidal wastes; waste disposal; incineration; waste pit; environment; testing facility; climate

Subject

EARTH SCIENCES, Environmental Sciences

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