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8-Health risks, waste disposal and decontamination
Planning an animal study must include a risk assessment, because of both the potential dangers to health from working directly or indirectly with animals or animal material.
A common factor for many of the health hazards (e.g. micro-organisms, carcinogens and radiation) is that they are difficult to detect. This places a great responsibility upon those who are involved in the hazardous activity, or who have enough knowledge to predict it, and those who are charged with the tasks of containment after accidents and subsequent decontamination. Openness is vital.