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Basic Facts About Homelessness

The homelessness crisis in Los Angeles is described as a national disgrace. The Los Angeles Times has described what historically had been center stage of homelessness in the city: There are few sights in the world like nighttime in skid row, the teeming Dickensian dystopia in downtown Los Angeles where homeless and destitute people have…

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What Is the Origin of the Biohazard Symbol?

Biohazards, also known as biological hazards, are biological substances that pose a health hazard to humans, animals, and the environment more generally. Biohazardous pathogens include: Viruses Bacteria Other microorganisms Toxins derived from a biological source A warning sign, the standard biohazard symbol, was designed and adapted to warn about the existence of biological hazards. The…