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health haz·ard

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  1. health hazardnoun

    hazard to the health of those exposed to it


  1. health hazard

    A hazard is a potential source of harm. Substances, events, or circumstances can constitute hazards when their nature would allow them, even just theoretically, to cause damage to health, life, property, or any other interest of value. The probability of that harm being realized in a specific incident, combined with the magnitude of potential harm, make up its risk, a term often used synonymously in colloquial speech. Hazards can be classified in several ways; they can be classified as natural, anthropogenic, technological, or any combination, such as in the case of the natural phenomenon of wildfire becoming more common due to human-made climate change or more harmful due to changes in building practices. A common theme across many forms of hazards in the presence of stored energy that, when released, can cause damage. The stored energy can occur in many forms: chemical, mechanical, thermal hazards and by the populations that may be affected and the severity of the associated risk. In most cases, a hazard may affect a range of targets and have little or no effect on others. Identification of hazards assumes that the potential targets are defined, and is the first step in performing a risk assessment.


  1. health hazard

    A health hazard refers to any biological, chemical, physical, or environmental factor that has the potential to cause harm or adverse health effects in humans. These hazards may result in immediate or long-term injury, illness, disease, or adverse physiological or psychological conditions. It can also include situations leading to impairment of the body function or worsening of a pre-existing medical condition.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of health hazard in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of health hazard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of health hazard in a Sentence

  1. Jeffrey Lewis:

    It represented a health hazard to anyone underneath it.

  2. Alex Tauberg:

    Exercising in the cold is not a health hazard and can be a healthy activity.

  3. Dawa Steven Sherpa:

    It is a health hazard and the issue needs to be addressed.

  4. P. J. O'Rourke:

    You know, if government were a product, selling it would be illegal. Government is a health hazard. Governments have killed many more people than cigarettes or unbuckled seat belts ever have.

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