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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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3) Decontamination: When drying evidence, it is important to contain the biohazard fluids that may drip off evidence.
Regulated medical waste (RMW) can be divided into two groups; biohazard waste and biohazard sharps.
"When biohazards are present, the biosensor generates an electrical signal, which is used to determine the presence and concentration levels of specific microorganisms in the sample.
Aimed at middle and high school students, this book describes biohazards, their structure, ecology, symptoms, effects on society, and how scientists control them.
"The best that doctors can do for most biohazard exposure is supportive treatment," says chemical engineer Michael D.
The villains of the Batman and Ghostbusters films are associated with toxic and genetic mutations, chemical accidents, psychic slime in the sewers; they are, then, the products of modern biohazards (just as the original superheroes were often mutant products of cold war atomic experiments).
The cabinet's HEPA and carbon-filtered exhaust protects personnel from exposure to biohazards while eliminating odors.