Biohazards are organisms or their toxic metabolite that can affect the health of a person. People everyday walk in biohazard filled environment without knowing. We are lucky that thee immunity in our body can fight off most of the diseases. But it is every persons responsibility to know the common biological hazards they face

Playgrounds and golf courses and parks

In the playground we interact with people who are hosts to many different diseases. From common cold to sin infections that sometimes we catch but recover quickly.

Good playgrounds and parks could possibly have grass, those who are allergic to pollen could find enough allergens. Therefore they may need to take precautions when they get to these places.

The parks could also have bees and ants to whose stings some individuals react adversely. Therefore these people may need to have on insect repellants to be safe.

Golf courses have pools of water where mosquitoes breed. These mosquitoes can possibly transmit human diseases while people are playing.

Buses and airplanes

Many people depend on airplanes for international travels as many students depend on buses to move to their schools. During this transportation, people are at risk of contracting diseases. Diseases of international concern like Ebola, SARS and MARS are more likely to affect international. Common cold and flu can easily be transmitted in a bus ride to school for children.

Mobile phones

Look at how cell phones are handled. They spend most of their time in the hands and a substantial amount of time also in the pocket. These places accumulate a lot of germs yet the cell phones that spend most of their time in the pocket are hardly ever cleaned.

Sometimes people even help others with their cell phones. This is a risk for common cold and other diseases if hygiene is not maintained.


Beddings do have dust mites that that continue to accumulate and reproduce very fast. They pose no health risk in themselves but their droppings produce allergy in some people. To prevent dust mites, a high standard of hygiene must be maintained. No amount of cleaning can remove all the dust mites, but their droppings can be washed substantially. Bio hazard remediation services can also help you with this.

Food as a medium for bio hazards

Food is important for human health but it can be hazardous material. The food is products of biological material but can as well human health. Sugar can provide a culture for plaque bacteria to re-produce.

Poorly produced meat can be a medium for many biohazards that lead to diseases like brucellosis. Bacteria needs about three to four hours in favorable environment to grow to threshold that can cause illness. Therefore it is important that food is properly cooked to achieve the correct internal temperature to destroy all the bacteria, viruses and parasites that live within them.

There are also some biological hazards in food that cannot be destroyed by temperature, they are called prions. These biological hazards lead to stubborn diseases that are barely curable; the only way to control them is considering the animals health before using the meat for consumption. A good example is the mad cow disease that is caused by a prion, and the only way to be sure it does not enter human population is making sure their meat is not supplied.

Consuming food with too many calories a day is hazardous to the health of the person consuming it. If food is poorly stored it develops biological material like aflatoxin that can lead to liver cirrhosis. It can lead to build up of other biohazards that are stubborn to cure.


Most people trust their refrigerators that they can hardly imagine that they culture more stubborn biohazards in them. Poorly refrigerating food can lead to serious illness. Refrigerating groceries and meat is a recipe for cross contamination of food. Refrigeration of groceries and meat should be handled carefully and be done at the right temperature of refrigeration.