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Losses involving suicides, severe bodily injuries and decomposition frequently require the services of a restoration or bioremediation firm trained in handling trauma and crime scene cleanup. Bioremediation involves the clean-up of blood and bodily fluids, and infection control resulting from exposure to diseases such Hepatitis, HIV, MRSA and C-diff, Ebola, and bloodborne pathogens.

Bioremediation poses serious risks to those who work in the field and every scene should be treated as though it contains bloodborne pathogens. Other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) and bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms or viruses that can be found in blood and bodily fluids. Extreme caution should be used on these claims since unknown infectious materials may be involved. Even the slightest contact with these materials could result in exposure to a life-threatening disease.

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