Blood Cleanup and Biohazard Exposure: The Hidden Risks of Homicide to Law Enforcement
The FBI reported that violent crime rose by .7% across the nation in 2012. What the report doesn’t address is the hidden risks to law enforcement as they respond to and investigate such crimes. More violent crime means blood cleanup and biohazard exposure from other bodily fluids that may carry dangerous bloodborne pathogens. Taking the appropriate preventative measures against exposure to these infectious diseases can save both money and lives.
One out of 24 people has Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or HIV.
People in the US with Hep B, Hep C, MRSA, HIV:
- HIV Cases: 1.1 million
- Hep B Cases: 1.4 million
- MRSA Cases: 1.6 million
- Hep C Cases: 3.9 million