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Study on the environmental perception in clinical laboratories

Author(s): Dany Geraldo Kramer Cavalcanti e Silva | Geraldo Barroso Cavalcanti Júnior | Walter Romero Ramos e Silva Júnior | Sérgio Marques Júnior | Aurean de Paula Carvalho | Anésio Mendes de Sousa

Journal: Engenharia Ambiental : Pesquisa e Tecnologia
ISSN 1678-2178

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 154;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Environmental awareness | Laboratories of clinical analyses | ISO 14001 | Competitiveness | Environmental impact.

This study objectified to investigate the environmental perception of the technician of clinical analyses laboratories, in the city of the Natal, state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, focusing the environmental aspects and impacts, the strategical importance of the environment management for the activity, as well as the knowledge of norms and applied ambient resolutions to the sector. A research was carried through type survey, exploratory and descriptive using a questionnaire, applied in 82 laboratories getting a return tax of 53.65%. The results of the descriptive analyses and statistical point with respect to environmental conscience of the interviewed, therefore the majority (75%) described the activities of the sector as of great impact on the environment, however with little knowledge on ISO 14001 and practical of ambient protection in the sector of public health. It is concluded that a program of environmental qualification for the sector becomes necessary, in order to improve the knowledge of the professionals of the area and mitigation of risks.

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