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  • "Saving Money Through Better Sharps Management"

    Mail Your Sharps, Inc. is a national provider of Mail-Back Sharps Disposal Systems, along with many other mail-back disposal and recycling services. Our programs are approved by the US Postal Service, and we comply with all federal and state regulations. Our mail-back programs are designed to be extremely convenient and economical. Our mail-back services are very simple and easy to use. After ordering, simply fill the container and mail it back for destruction using the pre-paid postage.
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Carpules in a Dental Office - Best Management Practices

 

carpules smThe rules and regulations for properly disposing of anesthetic cartridges, or carpules, are sometimes unclear.  Do the carpules need to go into a sharps container, a medical waste container, or can they be discarded in the regular trash?  Sharps containers are used to prevent any possible injury from contaminated needles, disposable scalpels, scalpel blades, suture needles and other sharps.  Anything that is disposable, contaminated with blood or body fluids, and sharp (capable of puncturing the skin) must be disposed of in a sharps container. 

Administration of local anesthesia often results in aspiration of blood or body fluid into the carpule.  Whether visible or not, there is residual contamination in the spent carpule.  As a result of this residual contamination, the carpules cannot be thrown in the trash.  The carpules are glass and easily broken, and would then expose people to the blood or body fluid contamination.  Due to the potential for breakage, carpules should not be placed into a medical waste red bag or disposal container.  Therefore, all spent carpules (whether broken or not) should be properly disposed of in a sharps container.
Mail Your Sharps, Inc. offers a simple, cost effective solution for the disposal of sharps waste including carpules. 

For more information, visit our Mail-Back Sharps Disposal page, or call us at 866-210-2744.


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  • The Impact of Sharps and Medical Waste on the Environment

      For decades, incineration has been a standard method for disposing of sharps and medical waste.  The process of incineration, however, poses enormous environmental and health concerns.  Pollutants are a natural byproduct of combustion, and a serious concern in today's world.  Some of the most dangerous emissions from incineration are dioxins and mercury, which can travel far from their source and become integrated into the crops and livestock that humans rely on for food.  Read More
  • Dental Amalgam - The Environmental Effects of Mercury

      Due to its unique properties, mercury is a useful, versatile component of many modern tools.  This substance is found often in its liquid elemental state, in devices such as barometers, manometers, thermometers, and thermostats.  Despite the numerous common uses of mercury, however, it is one of the most harmful of the heavy metals. Read More
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About Us

 

Our mission is to "Save Money Through Better Sharps Management". All of our products are developed around this ideal. This philosophy has been the driving force for the company for almost fifteen years. We see this as a great challenge and a great opportunity. For us, it all starts with Innovation.

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