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Household Hazardous Products

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Household Hazardous Products

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  1. Household Hazardous Products

  2. Many household products are dangerous for your children • Cleaners • Batteries • Pesticides • Automotive products • Paints and solvents

  3. Household hazardous products are calledhazardous if….. they can cause harm when not used properly

  4. How can these products be harmful? • Toxic/poisonous (cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, injury, death) • Corrosive (burn skin and eyes) • Flammable (can be set on fire)

  5. What can a parent do? • Use hazardous products safely • Store hazardous products carefully • Dispose of hazardous products properly

  6. Store Safely • Store in original container • Close tightly after use • Store 150 ft from well or water pump • Keep away from heat, sparks, or fire • Store in locked or secure place out of reach of children • Store batteries and flammable chemicals away from direct sunlight

  7. Use Safely • Read the label • Look for the signal words (caution, warning, flammable, harmful, danger, poison) • Follow directions and special instructions

  8. Use Safely • Keep children away • Put away after use • No eating or smoking when using hazardous products • Never mix products

  9. You can reduce the hazards by…. • Buy only what you need • Prevent pest problems • Use tools and safe products instead • Keep Poison Control Center telephone number in visible location 1-800-222-1222

  10. Dispose of safely • Give away • Take to community hazardous waste collection point • Read label for instructions • Never dump or burn • Recycle

  11. Remember children’s bodies are small… A little bit of some chemicals can cause big problems

  12. Protect your children and yourself from illness and injury… Use, store ,and dispose of household hazardous products safely

  13. Visit the Healthy Homes Partnership site: www.healthyhomespartnership.net For more information on healthy home environments Special thanks to North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension for the original creation of these slides: Dr. M. Cassandra Wiggins Dr. Sarah D. Kirby Dr. Wilma S. Hammett