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NEWS ALERTS! Don’t Get Stuck With Your Sharps—Dispose of Them Properly As of September 1, 2008, Senate Bill 1305 will take effect,

The Countywide Household

prohibiting a person from placing home-generated sharps in their

Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program

trash or recycling container. Home-generated sharps are defined

also accepts home-generated sharps,

as disposable hypodermic needles, syringes, lancets, and other

pharmaceuticals (no controlled

medical devices used for self-injection or blood test. Sanitation

substances), and other household

workers, adults, children, and even pets are at risk of needle-stick

hazardous waste from Santa Clara

injuries, when sharps are disposed of improperly. To safely dispose

County residents (except Palo Alto

of your used home-generated sharps, place them in a commercial

residents). For more information,

biohazard sharps container and contact your pharmacist, clinic

please visit the Household Hazardous

administrator, or personal physician, and ask if they have a “take

Waste Program’s website at

back” program. If you purchase sharps on-line, please remember

www.hhw.org or call

to request a pre-addressed, prepaid mail-back box for your used

408/299-7300.

sharps.

Free Treatment Studies at Stanford • Treatment for Adults Aged 16 and Over for Anorexia • Treatment for Adolescents With Bulimia For further information, visit the website: www.edrcsv.org or contact Judy Beenhakker at 650/723-7885; email: judybeen@stanford.edu.

When you have questions about eating disorders...

Eating Disorders Resource Center Medical education (CMEs) for you and your staff to help you address the needs of patients with eating disorders Advocacy for insurance issues Professionally-facilitated support groups for your patients and their family members (no fee; twice a month)

...we’re here to help.

Awareness, Recovery, Advocacy www.edrcsv.org 408-559-5593

An online and printed directory of local professionals who specialize in treating anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders. Our website provides useful links and information for patients

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