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So, I was in the general area of Cincy for a couple days and I saw for the first time biohazard syringe disposal boxes and glove dispensers in a couple public restrooms.

Is this new???? They don't, as far as I know, exist in my area. (Although I seldom use local public restrooms due to the close proximity to home.)

I was kinda surprised by that, I guess.

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Needles are a big problem in the Northeast - - even on Newbury Street! >>shock<<
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/boston-herald/20171024/281496456530098

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2018/01/call_for_cleanup_needles_washing_up_on_shores_of_merrimack_river

http://www.heraldnet.com/news/some-damage-undone-thousands-of-heroin-needles-removed/

http://www.wbur.org/news/2015/08/26/boston-needle-search-opioids



Our enemies are waging a modern day OH - P - UMM war on our country.




ETA
If you've not been around Mass. or Boston, Newbury Street is to Boston pretty much what Fifth Avenue is to NYC.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newbury_Street

This post was edited on Mar 01, 2018 03:46 PM

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We just flew to FL. I noticed in the bathrooms at the airport in NY that there were needle boxes. I remember thinking why, and then also being grateful they were there. It's a sad day, really, but then I'm glad that they're there so at least the needles are less apt to be lying around where they shouldn't be.

I honestly haven't noticed them at other restrooms, though. Doesn't mean they aren't there, just that I haven't seen them at the ones I've been to, even up here in the NE.

K

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We’ve had them for years here. I guess it’s better to have them than the alternative. Such a shame.

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But does anyone actually think that a law **breaking** drug **addict** is going to "follow the rules" and nicely and carefully use gloves and put needles in marked boxes? By definition, these folks are criminals already, and I can't see that they'd care about the "rules" for where to place their needles.

I could be mistaken, though, for which I'd be glad!

We need to learn from China, who successfully WON the oh-p-umm war!!

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Needles are a big problem in the Northeast - - even on Newbury Street! >>shock<<
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/boston-herald/20171024/281496456530098
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Yes. This has been a big issue in that area. Sadly.

We have them here in my area. I doubt anyone uses them though.

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We’ve had them for years here. I guess it’s better to have them than the alternative.
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Where? No where in my surrounding cities?

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We’ve had them for years here. I guess it’s better to have them than the alternative.
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Where? No where in my surrounding cities?

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Sweetheart, I don’t know what your surrounding cities are but Fort Lauderdale International Airport has had them for years, the Broward County Government center has them, the Sawgrass Mills Mall does, I believe the Coral Square Mall does, I can check next time I’m at the Galleria Mall...

I’ll start keeping a list so I can update you later on establishments. My guess is they’re there, you just haven’t noticed them. I believe you once said somewhere you don’t like to use public restrooms. Or perhaps you were just referring to Target with their open gender-neutral bathroom stance.


Edited to add: I do want to point out that I remember questioning these things years ago and it was explained to me that these were for safe and proper disposal of insulin needles. Now, I’m no fool and I didn’t believe it was placed there JUST for insulin users, but for the record, that was what I remember being told was the justification for them. Of course I doubt druggies would by and large use them, but perhaps if it prevents even one accidental stick to a janitor, then it is worth it I suppose. I guess my stance is that it’s a pretty simple possible fix, not causing any real harm and hopefully is at least somewhat effective. I’ve never seen anyone ever use one.

This post was edited on Mar 01, 2018 10:28 PM

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