Examples of Biohazards

Biohazards are defined as biological substances that have the propensity for causing illness, including serious and fatal diseases, in human beings. The primary categories of biohazards, recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are: Viruses Bacteria Other microorganisms Toxins Within these categories are different types of biohazards. Examples of these biohazards are…

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Five Steps to Take After Potential Exposure to Blood-Borne Pathogens

Bloodborne pathogens are hazardous microorganisms like viruses and bacteria that have the potential for causing disease and illness in human beings. Indeed, there are bloodborne pathogens that can cause chronic disease or permanent illness. There are bloodborne pathogens that can prove to be fatal. If you find yourself exposed to blood or bodily fluids that…

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