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Hypodermic Needles At Rotary Beach

By Angel Holbrook


May 11, 2015
Monday PM

Last night, while taking a walk with some friends and our 4 children, all under the age of 8, we ended up at Rotary Beach. We decided to let the kids play before turning around. As I wandered around and watched the kids play, I found a used hypodermic needle lying on the ground. I find this incredibly disturbing. Must you leave your used hypodermic needles where you endanger others with them, especially children?

When you make the choice to inject yourself, that is all on you. But when you make the choice to leave a used needle laying around where others can come into contact with it, you endanger them. Diseases, incurable and curable alike, can be passed from needle sticks, let alone that there may be drugs left in the syringe.

If you must use a hypodermic needle for whatever purpose, please keep it to yourself, dispose of your needles properly.

Angel Holbrook
Community member and parent
Ketchikan, Alaska


Received May 11, 2015 - Published May 11, 2015



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