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Hazardous Materials in the Home

4/26/2018 (Permalink)


Hazardous materials in the home can be very dangerous not only to children, adults and pets living in the residence but also for the environment if materials are handled improperly.

Common products within your home could make your home a potential site for a mini hazardous materials (hazmat) incident, particularly during an earthquake.

Strong ground shaking could topple and break bottles and cans which contain hazardous materials. Follow these helpful instructions when dealing with hazardous materials:

The Do Nots when preparing to dispose of hazardous materials:

? Do not throw it in the trash.

? Do not pour it in the kitchen sink.

? Do not flush it down the toilet.

? Do not pour it on the ground or down the gutter or storm drain.

This will eventually end up in the ocean, potentially harming wildlife.

When using household products, keep in mind the acronym L-I-E-S

? L imit the amount of material stored.

? I solate the products in closed cabinets and             keep containers tightly covered.

? E liminate unused or unneeded supplies.

? S separate incompatible materials.

 The following materials may be taken to a Hazardous Materials Roundup

Batteries, Old Fuel, Various Cleaners,Paint Thinners, Latex or Oil Base Paints, Expired Medicines, Lighter Fluid, Stains/Varnishes, Nail Polish Remover, Antifreeze, Products w/ Acid or Lye Herbicides and Pesticides, Motor Oils, Pool Chemicals, Hair Spray, Aerosol Cans ,Solvents , and Transmission Fluid are some of the most common items found in a household that can be hazardous.

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