Influx of medical waste washes up on Florida beach

A popular beach in Palm Beach, Fla., has seen an influx of medical waste washing up on the shore in the last six months, according to a WTHR report.

Cleanup crews are finding syringes, IV bags and pills in higher quantities than usual.

The medical waste is typically not from local hospitals; instead it comes from cruise ships and other islands.

The mayor of Palm Beach is asking state and federal regulators for help to stop the waste from congregating on shore.

Until help comes from governmental bodies, a group called Friends of Palm Beach will continue medical waste cleanup efforts.

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