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biohazard

(bī′ō-hăz′ərd)
n.
1. A biological agent, such as an infectious microorganism, or a condition that constitutes a threat to humans, especially in biological research or experimentation.
2. The potential danger, risk, or harm from exposure to such an agent or condition.

bi′o·haz′ard·ous (-ər-dəs) adj.

biohazard

A general term for pathogenic bacteria, viruses or other dangerous biologic agents, which may arise in clinical specimens or have been created by genetic recombination.

bi·o·haz·ard

(bī'ō-haz'ărd)
Contaminated or infective waste such as blood and body fluids.

bi·o·haz·ard

(bī'ō-haz'ărd)
Any material, substance, or item usually contaminated with transmissible pathogenic microorganisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses) that poses a risk to health.
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Most commercially available biohazard bags are made of polyethylene or polypropylene, 1.5 to 2.0 mm thick and designed to meet or exceed the Dart Impact Resistance Test (165 gram dart impact).
By teaming with the Internet marketers at Prospect Genius to create a strong online presence for its bio cleaning company, Bio Restore 24 is working to improve accessibility for customers, while at the same time tracking the effectiveness of its online marketing programs to reach those seeking biohazard cleanup, black mold removal, and other vital property cleaning services.
Krause: Until now, the hospital had to ship biohazard waste 100 miles away to allow safe disposal of the material.
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THREE vegans wearing biohazard suits protested against meat consumption in Cardiff yesterday.
Manufactured from strong polyethylene in either a two- or three-wall design, the bags are available in three sizes and with the choice of a biohazard symbol imprint.
Kaiser in biohazard suits to investigate a simulated report of suspicious chemicals, during an exercise scenario for Alaska Shield/Northern Edge 2007.
"Are we going to have to provide this guy with a biohazard suit?" asked spokesman Jim Weaver.
The kit also includes biohazard evidence integrity strips and labels, gloves, and a biohazard disposable bag.
They could be old men, biohazard workers, or little kids.
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