Information About Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is a US State located in the Mid-Atlantic and northeastern regions of the United States. The Appalachian Mountains run through the middle of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is the 33rd largest state and is the 6 most populous of the 50 United States. The most populous cities in Pennsylvania are Philadelphia with a population of about 1,560,297 people, Allentown with a population of about 118,577 people, Pittsburgh, with a population of about 305,801 people, and Reading, which has a population of about 89,893 people. Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania and is also the ninth largest city. There’s about 140 miles of shoreline in Pennsylvania that runs along the Delaware Estuary and Lake Erie.
Overall Pennsylvania ranks as 19th in agricultural production. Mushroom production is the first. Apples are second. Layer chickens and Christmas trees are the third and milk, corn for silage, grapes grown, horses production and nursery and sod and the fourth. Pennsylvania also ranks 8th in Winemaking.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has worked with private companie to establish, “PA Preferred” as a way to brand agricultural products that are grown or made in the state to help support and promote Pennsylvania products as well as locally-grown food. The financial impact of agriculture in Pennsylvania, this includes employment of about 66,800 people are employed by the food manufacturing industry and over 1.7 billion dollars in food product export.
Types of Hazardous Waste
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- Cultures and stocks of infectious agents
- Pathological waste
- Sharps that have been used in human or animal patient care or in medical, research, or industrial laboratories
- Contaminated animal carcasses, body parts, and bedding of animals that were exposed to infectious agents during research
- Any discarded preparations made from genetically altered living organisms and their products
- Waste human blood and products of blood
- Wastes from human or animal patient care, surgery or autopsy that were in contact with infectious agents
- Laboratory wastes from medical, pathological, pharmaceutical, or other research
- Dialysis wastes that were in contact with the blood of patients undergoing hemodialysis
- Discarded medical equipment and parts that were in contact with infectious agents
- Biological waste and discarded materials contaminated with blood, excretion
- Such other waste material that results from the administration of medical care to a patient whether human or animal by a health care provider and is found by the director in consultation with the division of public health services or state veterinarian to pose a threat to human health or the environment due to its infectious nature.