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Accidental release

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Description: The unintentional discharge of a microbiological agent (i.e., microorganism or virus) or eukaryotic cell due to a failure in the containment system.
Source: US National Institute of Health

Description: The definition of accidental is not restricted to the accidental release into the environment from a contained setting; it will also occur in a natural setting. Peru believes it is necessary to put in place mechanisms (antidotes) to remedy release in the natural environment.
Source: Peru

Description: Accidental release is the unintentional discharge of a [microbiological agent] (i.e. micro-organism or virus) or [eukaryotic cell] due to a failure in the containment system.
Source: US Federal Register, National Institute of Health

Description: Accidental release is any incident involving a significant and unintended release of a living modified organism in the course of its contained use which could adversely affect the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity.
Source: New Zealand

Description: Accidental release is any incident involving an [significant and] unintended release of a LMO in the course of its [contained use] [contained handling, transfer of use] [natural setting] which [could] [may or may not] [adversely affect] [present an immediate or delayed hazard to] the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, taking also into account [risk to] [adverse effects on] human health.
Source: Convention on Biological Diversity CBD

Description: Accidental release is any incident involving an unintended release of LMOs in the course of their contained handling, transfer or use which could present a risk to the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity.
Source: Australia

Description: Accidental release is any incident involving a significant and unintended release of genetically modified organisms in the course of their contained use which could present an immediate or delayed hazard to human health and the environment.
Source: China
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List of Terms: Terms beginning with "A", Page 1

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Abiotic
Acceptable level...Accession
Accident
Accident (accide...Accidental release
Adaptation
Adaptation traits
Adaptive radiation
Adaptive zone

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