Cleaning Household Chemicals

Cleaning Household Chemicals.

Cleaning products that sit idly around the house in cupboards, bathrooms, the garage or basement contain chemicals that can cause accidents when used or mixed incorrectly.

Although workplaces require large amounts of chemical substances, the safety principles still apply at home where small amounts of chemicals are used.

For instance, in most  homes, chemical hazard comes from detergent cleaners.

Their packages are usually appealing to toddlers who might end up ingesting them. Most children under the age of five are vulnerable to injuries caused by household chemical products.

This is why it is important to maintain a safe environment especially at home.

But just how do you maintain a safe environment at home and what are the best practices for safe chemical disposal and storage?

This article contains a couple of safety tips that can get you started on your journey towards creating a safe home or work environment.

Always read the labels carefully

Every one of those household products comes with instruction on how to use them.

Each product is required to have labels and guides on safety usage with warning signs of possible hazards. Be sure to carefully go through the bordered labels where there are instructions for first aid treatment in case of an emergency.

Also take the time to learn the meaning of the different hazardous labels in the package to improve the safety of your family.

These labels should remain visible to maintain household chemical safety.

Safe storage of household chemical products

First things first, household chemical products need to be stored in a separate container according to the instructions of the specified product.

It should be obvious knowledge that household chemical products need to stay out of children’s reach for safety reasons.

 If a product releases dangerous fumes or is flammable make sure it is safely stored outside the house in a well ventilated area.

Carefully use of household products especially when the kids are around

It is very important to be cautious when mixing household chemical products as there are some products that can release poisonous gases when mixed.

Always make sure that you have child resistant closures that work in order to keep your kids safe.

It is also recommended to teach your kids about the hazard symbols so that they understand the dangers that chemical products pose.

Safely dispose leftover chemical products

You should make a habit of only buying enough products, that way you have less leftovers and you save money.

By buying only the required amount, you will be able to reduce wastage and maintain safety.

You should also check with your city’s laws and guidelines to know whether your chemical disposal methods are legal or safe.

In general to enable household chemical safety, always keep kids, toys and pets at a distance.

Confirm that the bleach, brake fluid, lawn chemical or nail polish has dried off before resuming normalcy. Hopefully these tips will help you be on your way towards a much safer home.

2 thoughts on “Cleaning Household Chemicals

  1. I had no idea that so many fine chemicals were used in cleaning agents. I’m amazed at how different combinations can yield great results. It seems like they are discovering new uses for chemicals each day.

    1. Hi Chris..These chemicals that are used in our homes some have very great and active harmful chemical ingredients they should be addressed as harmful products. We see them advertised on how they do to our fabrics and utensils without saying how harmful they are if not handled properly.Chris these commercial adverts with respect to their products need to be controlled they don’t tell us the dangers we are exposed to.

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