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health hazard

Occupational safety Any agent or activity posing a potential hazard to health. Cf Physical hazard.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

health haz·ard

(helth haz'ărd)
Any substance that causes measurable changes in the body; employees so exposed must be informed of the possible change in body function and its symptoms.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

health hazard

Any organism, chemical, condition, or circumstance that may cause injury or illness. Regarding chemicals, a substance is considered a health hazard if at least one study, conducted in accordance with established scientific principles, documents that acute or chronic effects may occur in connection with use of or exposure to that chemical.
See: hazardous material; permissible exposure limits; right-to-know law; health indicator for table
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners

Patient discussion about health hazard

Q. Hello ! my name is Jay .. i am 35 years old and i am extremely over weight and i am very aware to it's hazards and risks and i am trying to loos weight and stay on my diet .. the problem is , and this is a tough one , i can not stick with it .. doesn't matter which diet i try , i get to a point where i just find my self fighting with myself with the urge to eat and i always loos ... i am over weight , i have no close friends to push me forward with my diet and i am loosing hope !!! is there someone who is familiar with this type of condition or status ? or has been or seen a similar case ?

A. For exercise I walked...started out a little at a time and walked everyday...this is going to sound so silly to you but I am a person who likes to set goals and meet them. SO I picked out a place I wanted to go( it was New Orleans) I found out miles from where i was to there and i charted the distance I walked until I "walked" to New Orleans, once there I picked a place( Denver, Co) and again walked to Denver. When I first started walking it was a 1/2 mile at a time BUT before I knew it it was a mile, two miles etc. It encourage me to "keep walking". Now I have a lot of health problems that aren't associated to my weight BUT I still try to make sure I walk...hey if interested maybe we could pick a place and both "walk" would encourage me to walk daily also! Jay I wish you the best of luck and again contact me if you wish.

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Moreover, to the extent the TAM reflects an IRS policy to allow current deductibility only when the source of contamination continues to pose a health hazard, such a policy is, at best, highly questionable.
The EPA has determined that lead poses a serious health hazard to everyone.
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In January of 1964, the surgeon general decried smoking as a major health hazard for the first time.
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The meeting also called for fuller use of the International Occupational Safety and Health Hazard Alert System--an international system developed with a U.S.

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