Know Your Hazards
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Household Hazardous Chemical Examples
- Aerosol Cans (including hairspray and spray deodorant)
- Nail Polish and Nail Polish Remover
- Cleaning Products and Furniture Polish
- Pesticides and Bug Spray
- Automotive Products (like antifreeze or motor oil)
- Miscellaneous Items (like batteries, mercury thermometers, fluorescent light bulbs, etc.)
- Flammable Products (like kerosene, heating oil, propane tanks, lighter fluid, etc.)
- Workshop and or Painting Supplies (such as paint thinner and turpentine)
- Lawn and Garden Products (such as herbicides, insecticides, and pesticides)
Household Hazardous Chemical Safety Tips
- Only store household chemicals in places children can't get to them. Lock or childproof cabinets and storage areas if you have children in your home.
- Keep products containing hazardous materials in their original containers and never remove the labels unless the container is corroding. Corroding containers should be repackaged and clearly labeled.
- Never store hazardous products in food containers.
- Never mix household hazardous chemicals or waste with other products. Some chemicals, such as chlorine bleach and ammonia, may react, ignite or explode.
- Never use hair spray, cleaning solutions, paint products or pesticides near an open flame.
- Clean up any chemical spills immediately. Allow the fumes in the rags to evaporate outdoors, then dispose of the rags by wrapping them in a newspaper and placing them in a sealed plastic bag in your trash can.
- Dispose of hazardous materials correctly.