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  1. #1
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    Angry F******* medical waste!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks New York Hospitals. All my local beaches closed. OC, Sea Isle, Strathmere, Avalon. I AM PISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. #2
    That means the Oakley Pro Jr was Canceled?

  3. #3
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    Angry

    Don't know. I would imagine so. Even if they open the beaches I'm not 100% sure that all the needles are gone.

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    I wonder if you got poked by a floating syringe, if a threat of any disease would be present, or if any virus would be dead? I would assume it would be hard to catch anything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beef View Post
    I wonder if you got poked by a floating syringe, if a threat of any disease would be present, or if any virus would be dead? I would assume it would be hard to catch anything...
    to answer your question, no. I'm from Avalon and I tAlked to one of the officals and he said if you do get poked with a syringe you'll won't get any diseases but you should go get a tetnious shot and your good

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    thats what i figured...thanks...

    i have always wondered how many people have seen syringes on beaches..i know some places are more known for them then others...

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyav13 View Post
    to answer your question, no. I'm from Avalon and I tAlked to one of the officals and he said if you do get poked with a syringe you'll won't get any diseases but you should go get a tetnious shot and your good
    Ahahaha you are kidding right?

    First HIV can live on those needles 24-48 hours. I know that is a minor threat because the waste could have been floating around for a couple of days. Even with that not such a high threat you can get Hep B and C which will kill you a lot quicker than HIV...

  8. #8
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    Angry

    Nevermind diseases. How about just getting stuck in the eye or the privates?

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    I think that may be accurate, most viruses would be denatured (deactivated) by the water's high alkalinity, (due to the salinity), and I believe the 24-48hr survival is in optimal conditions, (not 100% sure though). Not that this doesn't still piss me off. I think you would be much more at risk for getting hit by a drunk driving down this weekend than getting a virus from one of these needles.
    There was a report of testing the vial last time this happend in like 1991 and 2 of the 5 vials were actually positive to HIV antibodies (ie. had the virus at some point) just something to consider also if you are germophobe like me.

    Its sad too, I just got back from Dominical and the beaches seemed so clean down there by comparison, even with backpackers literally living on the beach. I think I will give up and go camp in DE this weekend instead just to avoid this mess, its sad because I really want to give Jersey a chance. LBI was pretty dirty last time I was down there in May though too.