The dangers of sharps

  Almost everyone has gotten some kind of shot in their lifetime. Many people even have to get shots regularly. We normally don’t think about how dangerous used needles can be. Used needles can be very dangerous if they are not disposed properly. If someone throws a used needle in the trash it can easily puncture the bag. Trash collectors, kids, and pets can easily become a victim if this happens. Not only would it hurt to get stuck by a needle unexpectedly, but it increases the chances of spreading diseases such as AIDS and hepatitis B or C. These diseases are a very serious problem. 

Disposing sharps into a secure container with a lid will protect sharps from potentially harming someone else.  Anyone can buy a sharps safety container if they regularly use needles. There are also many different ways to dispose of these containers for extra precaution. 


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