When the first responders or environmental health officials have left the scene and finished their investigation, family members are often left with dealing with an unforgettable mess or contaminated property. Crime/Trauma or infectious disease events happen every day and this is where the unsung heroes of the American Bio Recovery Association can help. The member companies and certified technicians within ABRA are among the highest trained and regarded in the field of responding and mitigating the unthinkable. ABRA Active Member companies and technicians voluntarily invest in ABRA's peer reviewed third-party certification programs. They are dedicated to being the best at what they do. With so many companies claiming they are certified, the professionals of ABRA offer the consumer peace of mind knowing that when they search for help on this website, they are getting the best care in the industry.
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Welcome to the American Bio Recovery Association (ABRA) website. ABRA is the only third party non-profit organization dedicated to the education and certification of technicians and companies in the Bio Recovery Industry. Within this site you will find information on who ABRA is, why we exist, and important information on how to reach an expert or become an expert yourself.
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What is Bio Recovery?
Bio Recovery is the act of assessing risk, mitigating threats and remediating conditions resulting from the release of biological hazards. This may include crime and trauma mitigation (bloodborne and body fluids), suicide cleanup, outbreak response, zoonotic diseases, foodborne diseases, public health threats, illicit drugs and clandestine drug labs.
What are Biological Hazards?
Also known as biohazards, refer to biological substances that pose a threat to the health of living organisms, primarily that of humans. This can include medical waste or samples of a microorganism, virus or toxin (from a biological source) that can affect human health. It can also include substances harmful to other animals.
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Where do I find Information on Current Outbreaks?
CDC Current Outbreak List
World Health Organization