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Laboratory Safety: Chemical and Physical Hazards

  • Saeed Asiry
  • Lee-Cyn AngEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1897)


Chemical and physical hazards are part of the daily routine when working in biorepositories. This chapter provides a brief overview of some common physical and chemical hazards encountered in biorepositories, with some basic principles to help eliminate and control these hazards by implementing safe work practices.

Key words

Biorepositories Chemical Physical Hazards Laboratory Safety 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyLenox Hill Hospital–Northwell HealthNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pathology (Neuropathology) and Laboratory MedicineUniversity Hospital–London Health Sciences CenterLondonCanada
  3. 3.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineWestern UniversityLondonCanada

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