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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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Biohazards can be effectively trapped and contained in a HEPA filter, eliminating the need to duct the air out of the building.
Regulated medical waste (RMW) can be divided into two groups; biohazard waste and biohazard sharps.
A San Fernando Valley school was placing garbage in red biohazard bags and a church secretary ordered the biohazard bags for trash collection because she thought they were attractive.
Processing and Distribution Center at Florence and Central avenues is among 15 sites nationwide that will conduct a monthlong test of the Biohazard Detection System, according to the U.
The Bio-Seeq enables first responders to test suspicious biohazards onsite in as little as 30 minutes and can simultaneously process up to six divergent samples, testing for multiple threats.
The aim of this collaborative effort is to provide the proof of concept necessary for effective integration of an advanced anthrax detection device, such as UDTT/JPL's detection technology, into the emergency management response of transportation facilities for protection against biohazards," said Drs.
The introduction of a lightweight biological detection unit has the potential to revolutionize the way suspicious biohazards such as anthrax are dealt with," said Bill Mawer, President Smiths Detection North America.
Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory for screening unknown chemical, narcotic and hazardous substances without operators coming in contact with the substances, as well as ThraxVac, a portable or installed tool under development that simultaneously captures and kills anthrax and other bacterial spore biohazards.
This enables them to easily view the population radius that could potentially be affected by different levels of pollutants or biohazards in real-time, enhancing their response time.