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African Crop Science Journal
African Crop Science Society
ISSN: 1021-9730
EISSN: 2072-6589
Vol. 3, No. 3, 1995, pp. 345-349
Bioline Code: cs95047
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

African Crop Science Journal, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1995, pp. 345-349

 en Biotechnology in Animal Science: Impact in Africa and Issues Related to Biosafety
Hinson, C.A.

Abstract

Two Environments are in danger of exposure to hazardous biotechnology products, namely, the developmental laboratory and the field where the technology is applied. Both scenarios require separate risk assessments to understand the physical, chemical and biological dangers involved and to develop appropriate safety regulations for each environment. The paper highlights the common hazardous substances and situations in biotechnology laboratories, and considere the need for safety regulations to protect the manufacturers, users, disposers and transporters of substances hazardous to health. Animal production achievements in Africa associated with biotechnological procedures are discussed.

Keywords
Biotechnology laboratories, risk assessment, safety regulations

 
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