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Biological factors and genetically modified microorganisms

Information about biological agents and genetically modified microorganisms

Microorganisms are found everywhere: in laboratories, industry, when dealing with patients or working with laboratory animals and fish, when travelling or sorting waste, on infected syringe needles and in the indoor climate, to name but a few places. The vast majority are harmless and essential; even so, many microorganisms can cause damage to health, illnesses and allergies.

For hazardous biological material, information sheets must be prepared containing information on name, supplier, health-damaging properties, risk of infection, risk factors, preventive measures and first aid.
Optionally, you can use the Chemical inventory, where you can create information sheets.