Whether from a criminal attack, self-inflicted wound, or delayed death discovery, the transmission of diseases is very real and should never be taken lightly. Many of these diseases cause either serious harm to health or possible death. Lengthy hospital stays, extensive treatment, and doctors’ visits for these diseases are expensive, time consuming, and painful. Additionally, you should consider that you’re not properly trained, nor have the right equipment and protection, specialized cleaners and disinfectants, able to eliminate odor entirely, or have sanitary disposal methods of biohazardous waste in place. As a result, the chance that you can render a scene sanitary and not continue to put others at risk is highly unlikely. It’s unwise to put biohazardous waste out with the normal trash. Doing so places unsuspecting trash pick-up personnel, neighbors, or a passerby at risk. Finally. perhaps more importantly is the emotional trauma you’ll may endure that can possibly last a lifetime or require additional therapy. Nightmares and/or re-occurring disturbing thoughts are common. You’ve been through one trauma, why put yourself through another.