Medical needles and sharp instruments should not be discarded

Medical needles and sharp instruments should not be discarded

With the continuous development of the world economy, people’s awareness of environmental protection is getting stronger and stronger, and garbage sorting can help us recycle recyclable items, reduce resource waste, and thus protect the environment. However, in some places, garbage classification is still not detailed enough, focusing on hazardous waste.
Hazardous waste is the most dangerous type of waste, usually refers to waste batteries, waste drugs and other domestic waste that causes direct or potential harm to human health or the natural environment. Most hazardous waste can only cause harm if it is not properly disposed of, but there is one hazardous waste that does not appear in the classification instructions, but from the moment it is discarded, it has the potential to endanger the health of everyone who is close to it: discarded needles and medical sharps!
Hospitals and medical institutions are the users of most discarded needles and medical sharps, but they are not the only users. Many diseases require patients to inject their own medications at home, and most needles can only be used once, and diabetes is one of them. Have you thought about where the needles that patients take home to take blood and inject insulin on their own go later?
What is worrying is that many patients lack the awareness of norms and discard medical needles as ordinary garbage into household waste! What we need to know is that used medical needles are dangerous goods, which need to be carefully collected, processed, and burned, and these medical sharps with a length of less than one centimeter have been exposed to the patient’s body fluids after piercing the skin, and are likely to carry dangerous pathogens invisible to the naked eye. Sharp objects thrown into the household garbage can, directly exposed to the air, sanitation workers, waste pickers, children playing next to the garbage can, and even when they throw garbage, may be accidentally pricked by needles, many diseases are transmitted through blood, such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, AIDS, etc., no one knows whether these medical needles that are discarded randomly carry the virus.
This is no small thing. According to related research, 42% of people in a community of waste pickers in Egypt have some degree of hepatitis C due to garbage disposal. Waste medical weapons seriously endanger our lives and health!
So, what does the right medical needle handling process look like? Disposable needles should be placed in sharps boxes immediately after use, and two-thirds of the sharps boxes need to be sealed and sent to a unified location for centralized processing. Proper handling can effectively reduce unnecessary injuries and create a safer living environment.

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