Biological Hazard

Published: | Updated: October 26, 2016

Definition - What does Biological Hazard mean?

A biological hazard can be described as a threat to human life or health that is posed by a biological substance(s).

Safeopedia explains Biological Hazard

A biological hazard is caused by biological waste, such as medical waste, micro organisms, viruses, etc. The biological hazards can affect both human and animal life and health in a variety of ways. Some biohazards have the ability to change DNA structures. The gene mutation that results is one of the biological hazards. Among other diseases that are caused by biological agents, anthrax is one of them. Others are Lassa fever, Glanders, etc..

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