What does biological hazard mean?

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  1. Biological hazard

    Biological hazards, also known as biohazards, refer to biological substances that pose a threat to the health of living organisms, primarily that of humans. This can include medical waste or samples of a microorganism, virus or toxin that can affect human health. It can also include substances harmful to animals. The term and its associated symbol is generally used as a warning, so that those potentially exposed to the substances will know to take precautions. The biohazard symbol was developed in 1966 by Charles Baldwin, an environmental-health engineer working for the Dow Chemical Company on the containment products. It is used in the labeling of biological materials that carry a significant health risk, including viral samples and used hypodermic needles. In Unicode, the biohazard symbol is U+2623.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. biological hazard

    An organism, or substance derived from an organism, that poses a threat to human or animal health. This can include medical waste, samples of a microorganism, virus, or toxin (from a biological source) that can impact human health.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of biological hazard in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of biological hazard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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