The Living Threat – BIO

White powder triggers hazmat scare in Littleton

Reposted from:  http://www.wcvb.com/ LITTLETON, Mass. —A Littleton business owner triggers a hazmat response after receiving a threatening letter containing white powder, and then bringing it to the police department on Tuesday evening. The owner of ProChem on Great Road brought the letter to the Littleton Police Department around 4:25 p.m. and was immediately told to leave the building. The incident ...

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Nurse Sues Dallas Hospital Where She Contracted Ebola

Reposted from Dallas Morning News By Caroline Bankoff Follow @teamcaroline As panic over Ebola swept the United States last fall, Nina Pham became the American face of the disease. Pham, a 26-year-old nurse,contracted the virus while caringfor Ebola-stricken Thomas Eric Duncan at Dallas’s Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Her plight was highly publicized: animal lovers worried that her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel would be ...

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Powdery envelope prompts Hazmat response at L.A. courthouse

From: POSTED BY JOHN SCHREIBER ON FEBRUARY 19, 2015 IN CRIME Some suspicious envelopes, including one containing a powdery substance, prompted a hazardous materials investigation at a downtown Los Angeles courthouse Thursday, but no threat was found, authorities said. A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department hazardous materials team responded about 9:30 a.m. to the Stanley Mosk Courthouse at 111 N. ...

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Hazmat crews investigate suspicious envelopes

REposted from Burbank Leader February 18, 2015 | 4:27 p.m. Hazardous materials crews were investigating two envelopes containing a white substance that arrived at the Burbank Courthouse on Wednesday addressed to two judges, authorities said. Around 1:30 p.m., emergency crews were called to the Burbank Courthouse, located at 300 E. Olive Ave., where the envelopes had been mailed, said Burbank ...

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White powder sent to Supreme Court deemed ‘not hazardous’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – After a staffer at the Tennessee Supreme Court opened an envelope containing a suspicious white powder, officials have deemed it “not hazardous.” Brian Haas, the Public Information Officer with the Nashville Fire Department, told News 2 the three people who came into contact with the substance have since been decontaminated. The powder was sent to a ...

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Macro Insider

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone If you have even glanced at the news in the past several months, the grainy image of the microscopic, wormy Ebola virus as effectively as photographs of otherworldly workers dressed in hazmat suits have passed just before your eyes. From afar, the contagion devastating West Africa can appear foreign or even reminiscent of undesirable science fiction&mdashand probably ...

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Considerations for Selecting Protective Clothing used in Healthcare for Protection against Microorganisms in Blood and Body Fluids

The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) NIOSH NPPTL Considerations for Selecting Protective Clothing used in Healthcare for Protection against Microorganisms in Blood and Body Fluids Background Selecting Protective Clothing Current Healthcare Protective Clothing Standards and Specifications Background Healthcare workers can be exposed to biological fluids that are capable of transmitting diseases. Those diseases, which are caused by a variety ...

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