Nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes. Diabetics use syringes, needles, and lancets to administer home health care. In addition, many patients with cancer, arthritis, and other chronic diseases generate sharps as a medical waste with their self-administered home health care. These sharps, if not disposed of in puncture resistant containers, can injure waste haulers, increase the risk of infection, and pollute our environment.
Home users who produce medical waste can help prevent injury, infection, and pollution by following one of these steps for safe needle disposal:
Additionally, please keep these guidelines in mind when dealing with sharps:
Sharps are used to treat:
Safe Needle Disposal