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ha zerd

  • n  a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • n  an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
  • n  an obstacle on a golf course
  • v  put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
  • v  put at risk
  • v  take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

  • Whether routine, like a tonsillectomy, or major, like a kidney transplant, surgery always poses a hazard for the patient.
  • Commissioner Alexander Schmidt stressed that the FDA found "no evidence of a public health hazard" from products made with the dye; according to one manufacturer, a human would .
  • In the wake of the spinach scare, even the friendliest food can seem like a biological hazard, and scrubbing alone won't necessarily wipe out pesticides or bacteria.
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in International Herald Tribune
    WASHINGTON: The nation's food safety system is a "hazard to public health" and overdue for an overhaul, President Barack Obama said Saturday as he filled the top job at the Food and Drug Administration.
  • Dr Richard Carmona in USA Today
    The debate is over,Surgeon General Richard Carmona said in issuing the report Tuesday. "The science is clear. Secondhand smoke is not a mere annoyance but a serious health hazard."
  • Ben Bernanke in International Herald Tribune
    Some particularly thorny issues are raised by the existence of financial institutions that may be perceived as 'too big to fail,' and the moral hazard issues that may arise when governments intervene in a financial crisis,Bernanke said.

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