In the context of the environment, 'blood products' refer to animal blood that is processed and used for various purposes, such as fertilizers, animal feed, and industrial products. Blood products are a byproduct of the meat industry, and their disposal can have environmental impacts.
Here are some examples of the uses of blood products in the environment:
Industrial products: Blood can be processed to extract various proteins and other components that are used in the production of industrial products. For example, blood albumin is used in the manufacture of photographic film, while blood fibrin is used in the production of adhesives.
While blood products can have beneficial uses, their disposal can also pose environmental challenges. Blood is high in nutrients and can contribute to water pollution if not properly managed. In addition, the processing of blood products can generate wastewater and other waste streams that must be properly treated and disposed of to prevent environmental harm.