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.... about POLYSAFE Safety Boxes

Can POLYSAFE® Safety Box & Incineration Container withstand rough handling, foul weather and use for other purposes than intended?

These are often the reality of life in the real world. 

POLYSAFE® Safety Boxes have been tested in laboratories to establish conformity with WHO; World Health Organization international standards on resistance to penetration of needles and water, capacity and ease of filling and accommodation, ignition and combustion. Following that additional trials have been carried out in heavy rain, snow and ice demonstrating that POLYSAFE is complete burning, which was also accomplished when filled with drain tubes, catheters and sample glasses. Both full and empty containers have been trodden on but their integrity remained intact.

What if a full POLYSAFE® container is stored for extended periods, rather than being immediately disposed of? 

Regular hospital routine is for waste containers to be removed at the end of each day and destroyed according to schedules. Two major Oslo hospitals tested POLYSAFE® by loading wet medical consumables into containers that were stored at room temperature for two weeks. Results reported: no smell, no signs that moisture had damaged the container.

What is the shelf life of flat packed POLYSAFE® containers? 

Stored for four years at temperatures varying from -30° C/-86F to + 40° C/104F containers have shown no signs of deterioration.

Will dioxins or other toxic elements be emitted into the air from burning POLYSAFE® container? 

All substances of POLYSAFE® are Chlorine free organic materials, such as recycled and  long virgin wooden fibres. Even the glue is derived from pulp obtained from slow growing Norwegian forests. The total concentration of lead, cadmium and hexavolent chrome is negligible. POLYSAFE® does not contain any compound that might cause harm to man or environment, or spontaneous fire in transit or storage.

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