Question: What is a biohazard and what dose it do


  1. Biohazard is short for ‘biological hazard’.

    So a biohazard is anything that could damage the health of a living organism, although usually the term is used to refer to anything that could damage human health.

    As you can tell – this will cover a lot of things. This means that different biohazards will harm us in different ways. There are some chemicals that can harm us by causing cancer. There are some chemicals (like acids) that might burn us if they get onto our skin.

    Labelling something a biohazard is a good way to warn everyone using it that it is potentially dangerous and they should take care.

    Does that answer your question?



  1. 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 impact 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.