mission, kan., December 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — (Family Feature) Millions of people usa Use sharps to manage short-term or chronic conditions. A sharp is a needle or device that punctures the skin to administer medication. For many existing sharps users and those new to sharps, disposal can be confusing, especially when traveling.

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Vacation travelers should educate sharps users about local regulations governing safe disposal.

a resource called SafetyIsThePoint.org Help people learn how to safely dispose of used sharps and how to find local disposal sites. usaThe website features a clickable map and zip code lookup explaining disposal rules by location to help travelers comply with local regulations regardless of location.In addition, short video Learn what sharps are and how to dispose of them at home or on the go.

Free printable resources, step-by-step guides to dispose of sharps at home, and all-state disposal location finder for sharps users, healthcare providers, patient educators, and advocates. Available on website. You can also download the resource and send it to your family and friends before your trip.

Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, car, or staying home this holiday season, it’s important to know how to safely dispose of used sharps. SafetyIsThePoint.org can help.

For more information on the rules for safe disposal of sharps this holiday season, please visit: SafetyIsThePoint.org.

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