Call Ed Evans for Los Angeles biohazard cleanup services. Call any day any hour. Most biohazard cleanup feess for homicide, suicide, and unattended death cost less than $999. My company, Biosafe, advertises similar prices and services. owner-operator, Eddie Evans. Shotgun related suicides as well as other large caliber weapons may cost more.

 


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  1. Biohazard Cleanup
  2. Airborne Biohazards
  3. Bloodborne Biohazards
  4. Vectors
  5. Sewage
  6. Escherchea coli Diarrhea (E-Coli)
  7. Biohazard Disposal
  8. My Questions
  9. Microorganisms

Biohazard cleanup as used on this web page means cleaning up blood. Wet blood, moist blood, and flaky dried blood have contain biohazards. These biohazards come from bloodborne pathoges. Readers may want to know that biohazard cleanup in Los Angles means the same as crime scene cleanup in Los Angeles. My reason for this page seeks to explain more than found on my Los Angeles crime scene cleanup page. Death cleanup information sometimes helps more when written from different vantage points.

Biohazards

Our United States' Occupational Safety and Health Administration ( OSHA) agrees with our Center for Disease Control (CDC). Blood and other infectious materials need special control. We cannot simply order others to remove blood. Families still have a right to cleanup blood in their homes. Although, many people do not want to cleanup blood in their homes. So they call people like me.

Our CDC says that any fabrics that release blood when compressed makes a biohazard. Even semi-liquid blood makes a biohazard. With that said, I ignore blood smears, blood stains, and blood droplets until last. These I clean or cut free. These do not release wet or moist blood.

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In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created a program to help protect close to 6 million employees in the healthcare and related occupations fields. The idea was to protect these employees against exposure to bloodborne pathogens like hepatitis B, human immunodeficiency virus, and hepatitis C.

This would mean a lot to Los Angeles County hospital workers. It would also mean the beginning of a very prosperous Los Angeles County crime scene cleanup business for Los Angeles County coroner's employees.

 
Biohazards are materials that may hold germs capable of transmitting an infectious disease. These biohazardous materials include needles known as sharks. Scalpels, human or animal body parts, and laboratory specimens qualify as biohazards.
 
Also biohazards include paper or cloth materials like mass, gowns, and washcloths swelled by blood. These items should be disposed of properly to prevent transmission of disease.
 
Biohazard waste applies to different types of materials contaminated by human blood and other potentially infectious materials created by the human body. Environments like hospitals, clinics, and laboratories create these biohazardous ways or become a central deposit Center for biohazard ways.
 
Federal law and local laws often cover the disposal of such ways. It's important that these ways be disposed of properly to protect the environment and people from transmission of infectious diseases. Biowaste can carry disease or infection that can spread to people and cause a variety of different health problems.
 
Is often thought of as medically used trash contaminated by blood or other infectious materials.
 
In the context of crime scene cleanup as I use it in Los Angeles crime scene cleanup and biohazard cleanup, readers should understand that I use the term biohazard in a very strict, narrow meaning. For the media biohazard I have in mind and crime scene cleanup I'm talking about blood cleanup.

Blood cleanup in the Los Angeles crime scene cleanup business involves contact with blood in its four basic biohazardous conditions, which follows:

Wet blood

Voice blood

Dry flaky blood

Blood capable of spilling or losing from a compressed object such as a bandage or sponge

Biohazards are often known as infectious agents or biohazardous hazards material that present a risk to human health. Biohazards may also present a risk to other animals. In fact, biohazards exist for plants. So we might say that biohazards exist for plants animals and humans is well. When a step further we might say that biohazards exist for microorganisms.

Biohazards exist in an environment for a life form. The risk from the environment or other life forms of the biohazard contamination grows from infection or indirect infection by damage to an organism and/or its environment.
Biological materials not considered as biohazardous maybe regulated by health department regulations and guidelines defining different materials and life forms as biohazardous.

 

The word Biohazard means different things that threaten human health and life. We started using it a lot iin the 1980s. The Human Immune Deficiency (HIV) became a threat to our health. So did Hepatitis C. These live inside our blood. We transmit these terrible diseases through our blood. We call them "bloodborne pathogens." This makes them "universal" threats.

Our congress legislated bloodborne pathogen (germs in blood) laws. Mostly, these new laws were meant to protect medical workers from blood. Needle-stick caused many illnesses to medical technicians, nurses, and doctors. Many have died. So as time passed, the term biohazard became understood as a bloodborne pathogen. Bloodborne pathogen means blood carried disease.

Other workers exposed to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) came under the bloodborne pathogen laws. OSHA took charge of administrating this law and its application to businesses; not families. Still, anyone working in a home, like a care taker, needed bloodborne pathogen training. This training may save lives; it remains available every hour on the Internet. Simply typeing bloodborne pathogen training in google brings it up. It costs $20.

Others covered by this legislation include employees from oroner, medical examiner, and other government employees. Biohazard cleanup practitioners must also have this training. Some biohazard cleanup companies tell peaople that they must have "certification" to clean up biohazards. What they don't say is that bloodborne pathogen training is the certification.

Biohazard Cleanup

Most often, biohazard cleanup work takes place after a traumatic loss of human blood. Homicides, suicides, and unattended deaths call for professional cleaning. Decontamionation of the scene becomes my first priority. Although source material remains, I still decontaminate. Then clean. Then decontaminate again. I usually cleaning again. I often use bleach. I also use Simple Green and Pine Sole products. Each step creates a cleaner, more sterile environment. This continues until I complete my work.

Many time I must wear respirator if flies and maggots have invaded. My eye-glasses have safety lenses and work well enough when I wear a paper mask over my nose and mouth.

My rubber gloves come from Home Depot. They help protect my hands from body fluids and my chemical solutions. They do cause skin problems because sweating. Most often I use extension polls for remaining away from blood and OPIM as I work.

I use regular walking shoes for most biohazard cleanup work. These I easily remove when done. I can also disinfect and rinse them off for later use.

Visiing crime scene cleanup will provide more information about biohazard cleanup.

Los Angeles Coroner Employees Choose Corruption

After congress passed bloodborne pathogen legislation, Los Angeles County's coroner, medical examiner, administration, and public guardian employees learned about corruption. They found an opportunity to make a lot of money. Simply by referring victims' families to biohazard cleanup companies, they received money. We call this a "kickback." Some of these employees own their own crime scene cleanup company.

The same corruption occurred in Orange County's government. See Orange County Consumer Fraud.

What I do.

If you were to google Eddie Evans my name pops up at the top on the first page, usually. At one time for Los Angeles Internet searches for blood, death, suicide, and unattended death, my web pages popped up on top. Then I learned it did'nt matter how well I advertised in Los Angeles County. People in need of my services did not call me.

It took six months to receive my first telephone call from someone in need of a Los Angeles biohazard cleanup following a suicide. They found me on the Internet. This one time coroner's employees did not send a caller to one of their own companies. So they, an apartment complex, found me. In ten years it's been the same. When I do receive a call from someone in Los Angeles County, its for an apartment biohazard cleanup. Not to complain, but these calls do not generate much income; insurance company related biohazard cleanup calls do not reach me; not in Los Angeles county and not in Orange County do I receive insurance related telephone calls.

Readers should not that there really are not that many biohazard cleanup companies in Los Angeles. Find me on the Internet today and you can see that I have a pretty good advertising footprint. It makes sense that I should receive more telephone calls. At present I receive about one every two months from Los Angeles County. This tells me someone else gets many calls, and most likely from county employee related biohazard cleanup companies.

Nothing could be farther from the truth. The truth is that I receive less than one biohazard cleanup job per year in Orange County from my Internet presence; hence, I wrote Orange County Fraud to help Orange County families victimized by county employees.

Now, I use the same and similar logic for Los Angeles County, only here I have far fewer web pages, which I intend to change soon. About five years ago I had a commanding footprint in Los Angeles County, but received very few telephone calls from Los Angeles County. Those I did receive were for small apartment blood cleanup type work; never did I receive major blood cleanup opportunities covered by insurance. Let me go a step further; never did I receive an opportunity to bid against other Los Angeles County biohazard cleanup companies; nothing has changed.

 

 

Sewage

Sewage cleanup does not qualify as biohazard cleanup. It does qualify as infectious cleanup, though. Feces, urine, and other constituents of sewage must contain human blood to qualify as biohazards, strictly speaking. Of course, for most people, sewage qualifies as a "biohazard" because of its contents and it attracts flying and water-borne insects and germs.

So, for our purposes, sewage contains weak to powerful, infectious substances and microorganisms. Beginning in ancient Greek days and even before, humanity understood something in sewage created bad medicine because its presence meant disease and death. So now, sewage cleanup in Los Angeles County takes on a sense of urgency because of our population density and health department oversight.

HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C create our most risky bloodborne pathogens. For professional biohazard cleanup practitioners, working with patience and attention to details provides the greatest protections from these threats. There's more to cleaning in infectious environments than bloodborne pathogens. There's infectious microorganisms from homes occupied by drug addicts and hoarders. Sometimes death cleanup takes place in filth houses soiled by feces, humand and otherwise.

Escherchea coli Diarrhea (E-Coli)

Often enough I receive telephone calls from Los Angeles County families who have mistaken feces for biohazardous material. Feces does qualify as an infectious biowaste, but by strict definition, fails as a biohazard. It's enough thought that these families have legitimate concerns about feces and its potential for releasing havoc, especially in Los Angeles County's Latin American population.

Sometimes referred to as "Montezuma's revenge" or "travelers diarrhea," food and waterborne germs find their way into our intestinal tracts. E-Coli, Escherchea coli, diarrhea has a large place among these troublesome intestinal tract illnesses. They become lethal given the right conditions. So lethal do they become among babies and elderly people that intensive medical measures must follow infection.

With a fatality rate of up to 40%, we know too well that hospital nurseries and nursing homes must receive extraordinary cleaning and care. A major setback with fighting this monstrous microorganism arises because there are no known, specific treatments for E-coli infections. Fluids and electrolyte fluids by mouth or intravenously are recommended. Nonabsorbent antibiotics become weapons of choice against diarrhea's effects on our bodies. Otherwise, remaining healthy and aware of infectious foods, water, and other conditions remains our best defense.

Sanitary Sewer

It's OK to use your toilet for sending blood to our sanitary se war. In fact, there's no better place to send blood these days. Sewage water dilutes blood and reducing its infectiousness. Microorganisms in sewage water feast on blood's contents. And finally, our sewage plants render any remaining blood inert, if blood somehow does reach these plants. When I practice at a Los Angeles homicide cleanup, Los Angeles suicide cleanup, Los Angeles unattended death cleanup, I make every effort to send blood down the sanitary sewer. I know before I start work what I intend to do and how I intend to do it. When I cannot cause blood and OPIM to enter a Los Angeles sanitary sewer lines, then I try to deactivate microorganisms within blood soiled materials. Only then do I remove these materials to a landfill or my freezer, depending upon their final contents.

How do I know that bloodborne pathogens no longer exist in blood soiled materials I've treated? It's easy. Nothing can exist in what I've treated because I create a caustic soup in which life as we know it cannot exist.

Title 40: Protection of Environment

"No evidence indicates that bloodborne diseases have been transmitted from contact with raw or treated sewage. Many bloodborne pathogens, particularly bloodborne viruses, are not stable in the environment for long periods of time"

It's the diluting, deactivating power that destroys bloodborne pathogens as blood goes down toilets and sinks we seek. By the time these blood broths mix with raw sewage, blood's biohazards become inert - - dead. Most states regulate how much blood we can place in toilets and sinks. This usually applies to large Los Angeles institutions like surgical hospitals, morgues, mortuaries, and other bulk blood discharges. Biohazard cleanup rarely releases an appreciable amount of blood when done in Los Angeles County.

After cleaning a number of multiple suicides and homicides, I find most blood and OPIM has dried out in any case. This occurs because law enforcement has its duties to investigate cause of death and to look for clues.

Multiple homicides and suicides will not surpass regulated amounts of blood discharges to sanitary sewers, but checking with local EPA and health departments might not be a bad idea.

Septic tanks destroy bloodborne pathogens because of dilution and enzymes used to dissolve and consume feces and urine. It's important to check with a septic tank's manufacture if you have any doubts. Again, we need to place a lot of blood into a sewer before its presence overwhelms sewage digestive properties.

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For professional biohazard cleanup waste pickup, Stericycle offers coast-to-coast service. Stericycle also picks up medical waste.

During a crime scene cleanup disinfecting from the beginning of work to the end of work helps to destroy bloodborne pathogens.

Regulated waste

Regulated waste is any of the following:

  • – Wet, moist, dried flaky blood and OPIM
  • – Materials soiled by blood or OPIM which release blood when pressed on.
  • – Objects contaminated by blood or OPIM and release these when handled.
  • – Sharp objects, include syringes, broken glass, knives, forks, scissors.
  • – Anatomical wastes and other laboratory matter containing blood or OPIM.

Microorganisms

My Biohazard Cleanup Goal - Malthus and Population - Charles Darwin - Alfred Wallace - Karl Marx and Engels - Lysenko

If we were to take a poll of biologists asking which theory of existence explains most clearly and distinctly the origin of species, evolution by natural selection would receive the most nods of approval. Since we live in the United States, contentious theories of existence follow ideological paths. So biohazards' existence becomes more difficult to explain.

If we take the evolution by natural selection approach to explaining biohazardous microorganisms, then we say "process" as a big word to consider. If we take a more ideological approach, say the fundamentalist Christian or fundamentalist Moslem approach, than we say, "creation" in an instant to consider. Here I will avoid the ideological approach for brevity and to avoid confusion. I want only to consider evolution by natural selection as our source of biohazards. This type of theory does not help conclude biohazard cleanup, but it does show why biohazard cleanup ought to follow thorough cleaning guidelines.

My Los Angeles County Biohazard Cleanup Goal

What I hope to show here is that biohazard cleanup must follow the same logic as the logic medical doctors use when they insist patients complete taking all medications, "Each and every one." This becomes, "destroy each and every pathogen" in blood before I leave a biohazard cleanup scene.

 

* Prices: My prices reflect my costs, which include vehicles, toll-free telephone 24/7/365, freezer day and night, biohazard cleanup insurance, and more. Because I am a biohazard cleanup company owner and do my own biohazard cleanup work, I have the liberty to charge much less than my competitors. Many of my competitors do not clean in the same biohazard cleanup niche as i do in any case. They have contacts with coroner's employees which allows them to charge thousands and thousands of dollars from insurance claims.

Please note, though, I cannot complete death cleanups for multiple deaths or for high caliber (or shotgun) trauma cleanup for less than $999. I cannot afford to invest time and materials in biohazard cleanups of such magnitude. However, I still charge much less than my competitors. so do give me a telephone call for a fixed, quoted telephone price.

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Biohazard cleanup for homicide, suicide, and unattended death. Covering all of Los Angeles every day, every hour for blood cleanup services. Call for a telephone quote.Please do call my competitors for their biohazard cleanup prices. You may find some older Los Angeles biohazard cleanup companies, but few have biohazard cleanup technicans with my experience. How can I make such a clame? Easy, I do my own biohazard cleanup work on every job. I've done biohazard work in and around Los Angeles county for over 9 years.

My prices remain as quoted on the telephone so long as the biohazard cleanup job resembles the verbal discription. I allow for unforseens because I understand what I might find. My prices reflect a fair days work for biohazard cleanup. Biohazard cleanup has hazardsas well as uncomfortable working conditions, as callers know all too well. My decontamination equipment includes an ozone machine and chemical fogger. My prices include their use as needed. There are no hidden biohazard cleanup fees. I clean and decontaminate biohazards anywhere in Los Angeles as well as anywhere in Calilfornia, any time.

Biohazards

My biohazard cleanup work in Los Angeles County focuses on the hygenic needs of toddlers first. Because toddlers spend so much time on the floor I clean for them.

Biohazard cleanup includes cleaning up blood possibly infected by viruses and other pathogens, germs. Following violent crimes we often call biohazard cleanupcrime scene cleanup, Likewise with suicides. We call biohazard cleanup suicide cleanup following a suicide. The reader will guess that biohazard cleanup serves as a generic term for these other blood loss events. The possible biohazards reside in wet, moist, and dried flakey blood. Other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) may contaminate the near-by environment.

Unattended deaths with decomposition pose special problems less related to biohazard cleanup, in my opinion. I need to note too that this position on unattended deaths represents a minority opinion. What causes me to voice this opinion reflects my approach to biohazard cleanup in general. I disinfect from the beginning to the end of biohazard cleanup. I disinfect and seal biohazard materials from beginning to end of biohazard cleanup. I see no other way to do biohazard cleanup and have always followed this method.

Unattended deaths with decomposition carries risks from OPIM, infectious environments isolated until all cleaning, disinfecting, and removal is carried out. Extreme hygienic exaggeration should be used by the novice as well as the professional during biohazard cleanup of any sort.

Never remove biohazardous material without wearing gloves. "For cleaning blood or bloody fluids from floorsbedetc.you can use household rubber gloves." Wear protection over eyes-nose-and-mouth. Have a safe means of exit and a place to decontaminate yourself and clothing.

Dried blood may easily aerosolize if allowed. Stay away from all dried and OPIM magterials. 

Biohazard cleanup activities remove, alter, dilute, flush, and destroy biohazards. Blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) contain infectious waste. When wet, moist, or dried in flakes, blood we consider blood as Biohazardous waste. Produced as a result of human activities, we expect to encounter biohazardous waste on all violent crime scenes, violent suicides, and unattended deaths with decomposition. Of course trauma cleanup includes the same.

. It could be infectious such as blood or other fluids in the body.

Biohazardous waste can also act as a carrier of infectious diseases from exposure. Exposure may take place by inhaling, swallowing, eye contact, injection, and open wounds.

Homicide, suicide, and unattended death scenes all carry a risk of biohazard exposure. Biohazard cleanup technicians must take great care from infectious wastes of other sorts too.

Once the dangers of the biohazardous waste were identified, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) put forth certain regulations for the waste disposal. Biohazardous Waste Disposal Regulations in the U.S. vary from state to state. The regulations have helped to establish penalties for mismanagement of the biohazardous waste and also established record-keeping requirements.

Recovering Biohazardous Waste

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the Resource Recovery Act. Many states have adopted this act to regulate the handling and disposal of biohazardous materials. The EPA calls biohazardous waste as medical waste. Different states have different approaches to this terminology.

What all states recognize for certain involves infectious waste handled as medical waste or otherwise. Some types of medical waste require addition to a biohazard waste stream for burning, burial, or other form of destruction. Some types of medical waste become solid waste for solid waste disposal.

Biohazardous waste includes many chemotherapy drugs and formaldehyde. Medical activities or laboratory activities creating medical waste must track their waste from cradle to grave while keeping track of the regulations.

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Coroner Fraud

  1. Cronyism in Orange County will not stop Eddie Evans' efforts to free tax payers from coroner fraud
  2. Orange County Consumer Fraud means no effort to great, no effort to big, and no discomfort will stop Eddie Evans crime fighting efforts in biohazard cleanup fairness.
  3. Coroner Fraud must stop before Eddie stops his quest to expose injustice wherever it raises its ugly head. Put another way, Eddie has no intention of quiting his quest for justice. Victims of violence must be free of local governmnet corruption.
  4. Orange County Coroner Fraud is not much different than coroner fraud elsewhere. it's just closer to Eddie Evans.
  5. Orange County Corruption means taxpayers need help from a very special guy, Eddie Evans.
  6. Orange County Fraud in its corner's department means that no one should every trust a coroner's employee referrals to biohazard cleanup companies.
  7. Orange County's government crooks page opened recently. See it for some new information related to crime in blood clanup.
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What do we mean by the term biohazards?

Biohazard cleanup for homicide, suicide, and unattended deaths throughout Los Angeles County. I use Home Depot cleaning tools and chemicals. In this way my biohazard cleanup clients know where to find what I use if they have any questions. My goal is to return your residence or business to its prior biological condition. My name is Eddie Evans and I've been a biohazard company owner for 9 years.

What are Biohazards?

Biohazards come in many shapes, sizes, and species. We usually think of tuburculosis when thinking about airborne biohazards. Then there are the biohazard cleanup jobs for Los Angeles that come to mind most often, bloodborne pathogen biohazardds exposure from homicides, suicides, and unattended deaths. Such biohazards usually come from wet, moist, and flaked human blood. Other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) also arise from incidents like homicide, suicide, and unattended deaths. Suicide cleanup, for example, will often involve gross amounts of solid material since high caliber weapons used by males leave an extrodinary amount of debris, OPIM.

As a self-employed, Los Angeles biohazard cleanup practitioner my experience over these last nine years should give me more than enough experience. With my experience and low overhead I save my biohazard cleanup clients a good deal of money. Where others charge thousands of dollars,

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So as terrible acts, events and situations arise, I'm ready to go to work helping families and businesses as best that I can. I doing so I offer a guarantee for my work. This means that I will return if you find something disagreeable and want me to set it right. As it turns out, I thoroughly cleanup so that no one does become offended by objectionable material. It would be wrong to not clean thoroughtly.

A word on odors should follow, too. I cannot guarantee that all biohazard related odors will disappear overnight. Homicides, suicides, and unattended deaths do leave odors that permiate buildings. Paper, clothing, carpeting, carpet padding, and composit wood all open their pours to death scene odors. These I reduce if not removee; however, some times it does take a while for these odors to completely leave.

By opening windows and ventilating heavily odord do go away. Usually I use an ozone machine to reduce if not remove odors, but with clothing and other materials left in a building, I cannot deodorize these completely. No other company will promise to deodorize all property either, at least not in affordable terms.

If homeowner's insurance is available, it might cover costs of a total deodorization. To find out more about this serive, I would need to talk to a claims adjuster and have your policy number.

Biohazardous materials seldom catch our attention, but when massive blood loss occurs, biohazard cleanup should be at the tip of our tongues.

How long do dangerous viruses live?

Inside the body viruses that cause illness and death can live for many years without their host, a person, knowing the virus exists. HIV can go as long as 10 years before its affects become known as AIDS.

Outside of the body it's almost anyone's guess. From seconds of existence following a truamatic injury in bright sunlight, to days, and even weeks in ideal laboratory conditions:

"Under ideal laboratory conditions HIV can remain infectious in dried blood and
liquid blood for several weeks and HBV stays active for even longer." Health and Safety Executive

What we need to add to this information is that healthy bodies fight off some bloodborne micro-organisms under optimum conditions. The young, elderly, and sick have less defense against these bloodborne pathogens. For them a small innoculation of virus and bacteria could be fatal. Often these viruses and bacteria die before long when outside our bodies. It's those occassions when an injection of biohazards occurs through our orifaces -- nose, eyes, mouth, and so forth.

As an additional service from Biosafe, Orange County Biohazard cleanup for special blood, death, suicide and unaccompanied death cleanup.

Vector Biohazards

We often think of a vector as an area designated by grids and such, as in algebra. Here we're talking about insects and animals carrying germs which they inject or somehow expose to humans, often unknowingly as humans go about their busienss. We need to stay aware of vectors because their domain continues to grow as global warming creates habitat for more biohazardous life forms. It's true that mosquitoes do not inject us with HIV, but they do inject us with malaria. One day they my carry other bloodborne pathogens we've yet to learn about.

Malaria transmit by female mosquitoes, for one. How long will it take for these females to begin transferring other germs? How long before male mosquitoes begin transferring germs? Probably not in my lifetime because I'm 63, but my kinfolk have children that will see biohazards grow as new vectors emerge from places yet to be raped by tractors and fire.

As rainforests and other wild places become developed nature's secrets spill out onto humanity, in part. Most of nature's secrets become lost for all time. Those victorious biohazards released into civilization threaten us in ways we cannot imagine.

Vectors present us with a lot of unknowns. Let's hope that were ready for the next batch of vector carrying insects released from wild nature.

Sewage

Sewage does not generally qualify as a biohazard, but it does qualify as infectious. In this case our health plays a major role in protecting or failing to protect us from sickness and disease. In fact, as I write these lines there's a potential for a great cholera epidemic in Haiti, a poor, unfortunate country grown from slavery to independence. Nonetheless, a cholera epidemic spread by poor sanitation and infectious materials brouth to this land of suffering from another country will kill many thousands of people. So sewage threatens many people as it has do for thousands of years.

Sewage sludge gathers in a central area and then germs and viruses have a friendly habitat for population growth and further migration. This is what's happening in Haiti as tens of thousands of people struggle every day just to find a piece of bread, let alone a decent place to sleep.

Sewage does not pose a risk from HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C or other bloodborne pathogens, thank goodness. Just the same, if you ever have a sewage overflow and there's an infant or elderly person nearby, there's an increwsed change of sickness occurring. It's best that sewage cleanup occur as quickly as possible and as thoroughly as possible, just like biohazard cleanup should occur quickly and thoroughly.

Biohazard Cleanup

Prudent measures for biohazard cleanup following homicides, suicides, unattended death decompositions, and traumatic blood loss suffice. Using extraordinary measures exceeds needed precautions. But what do we mean by "prudent measures"?

Title 40: Protection of Environment

"No evidence indicates that bloodborne diseases have been transmitted from contact with raw or treated sewage. Many bloodborne pathogens, particularly bloodborne viruses, are not stable in the environment for long periods of time"

When there's lots of blood it's best to pour it down a sanitary sewer, meaning the sink or toilet. Sewage microorganism will destroy any bloodborne pathogens remaining in blood, if not already destroyed by pre-decontamination.

For death cleanup following several homicides or murder-suicide cleanup, I make every effort to reduce biohazard material before removing anything from a home or business. I can do this by bleaching out materials and pouring materials down the sanitary sewer, as mentioned above. But there's more to do. Many times I've sealed once blood soiled materials. In doing so it becomes next to impossible for anyone to come in contact with these once questionable objects. Besides, besides sealing them, they're placed in thick, black, .3 mil bags, which I tripple. This approach makes more sense to me than taking once blood soiled objects onto public streets.

For those materials that cannot be rendered less-than biohazardous, these I treat anyway and tripple bag. I then place them in a freezer to await pickup by my biohazard transportation company.

Overall, heavy dilution of blood and addition of caustic chemicals like bleach goes a long way toward reducing biohazards. Keep not of septic tank requirements, by the way. It should be safe to dispose of biohazardous liquids in a septic tank, but check with the manufacturer before disposing these materials in liquid or solid form (paper).

A functioning septic tank should destroy bloodborne pathogens. Always consult the system's manufacturing guidelines before pouring blood and OPIM into septic tanks.

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