Sunday, November 22, 2015
AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND - Home-generated needles, lancets, and syringes are called "sharps" by your doctor, nurse, or healthcare professional. Catalina Island Medical Center staff members are often asked by patients how these medical waste items may be disposed of. "Sharps" that are discarded as household waste present a great risk to sanitation and sewage treatment workers, janitors, housekeepers, children, and pets.
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