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biohazard

[′bī·ō‚haz·ərd]
(biology)
Any biological agent or condition that presents a hazard to life.
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The effectiveness of autoclave sterilization depends on the optimal steam penetration through the biohazardous waste.
He holds a bachelor's degree in biology from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, and is working toward a graduate certificate in biohazardous threat agents and emerging infectious diseases from Georgetown University.
Vermont's regulations list detailed procedures for responding to blood spills and other biohazardous exposures, and tattoo shops in New Jersey must have a first aid kit and an eyewash station on site.
Arizona DEQ reported an investigation by its Solid Waste Inspection and Compliance Unit in June 2009 allegedly determined that the clinic had disposed of untreated biohazardous medical waste syringes contaminated with blood in regular solid waste containers that were dumped in the Gila County landfill between 1999 and 2009.
Also not being accepted are illegal drugs, biohazardous materials, needles, personal care products and household hazardous wastes, such as paint or pesticides.
Public and private hospitals, clinics, medical centers and medicine companies in Syria suffer from environmental and health risks due to the uncontrolled burning of biohazardous medical waste materials which result in spreading the toxic dioxin gas.
cruzi, units should be labeled as biohazardous and the donor's referring physician notified.
Units that have been exposed to potentially biohazardous substances receive a chemical sterilization process.
He would change our pounds 5 notes and sell us a tray of biohazardous chips for 55p.
Chief Fleck said it was unclear to him what kind of research was done at DaVinci, but said it appeared there could be biohazardous waste products, such as blood and urine.
In] this job I was dealing with biohazardous waste, waste materials.
Includes hypodermic needles, hypodermic needles with syringes, blades, needles with attached tubing, syringes contaminated with biohazardous waste, acupuncture needles, root canal files, broken glass items such as Pasteur pipettes and blood vials.