Pay attention to labels
If a cleaning product or chemical is toxic or you need to use it carefully, one or more of these terms will probably be on the label:
Risk, Caution, Poisonous, Warning
What to do with home cleaning products and chemicals?
Do not get marks removed! Removing labels or allowing them to get broken or destroyed is one of the most critical mistakes to make. Labels provide valuable details about protection. Make reading the mark a priority and take it seriously. This will help to keep your family safe from its potentially hazardous implications. Cleaning goods should not be stored in containers containing food or drink. This separates the mark from the cleaner, and transparent or colored liquids can be confused by anyone as drinkable.
Household Cleaners and Chemicals storage at home
When determining where to store your items, there are a few things to remember. Both chemicals and materials for cleaning should be out of the reach of children. If you put your items in a linen or storage closet, make sure they are placed high enough on shelves that they can not be reached by kids. The door should also be securely closed so that animals can't get in either. It is best to lock up dangerous goods, including pills and medicine bottles, if possible.
Helpful Tips for Home Protection
It is often important to store cleaning supplies out of the control of children and pets.
Install child-proof latches in the kitchen and bathroom on under-sink cabinets. Even if cleaning chemicals are no longer kept there, if they play under sinks, chemical fumes will persist and may be harmful to a child.
Store laundry items on high shelves because certain detergents on a child's sensitive skin can cause rashes or scratching.
Never leave an open and unattended bottle or tub of cleaning supplies. Often close the cleaning supply and bring it away if you are disturbed. You don't want any temptation that could hurt your child sitting around.
Take out the correct amount you need from the container while washing, seal the container back up and immediately store the container away. As recommended on the box, use the correct equipment for handling the cleaning supply content. If you wear protective protection, gloves or goggles, the label states, do so to avoid harm to yourself and your family.
Dispose of paper towels and rags that have affected the cleaning chemicals properly when you are finished cleaning.
Maintain a list of numbers for emergency telephones. If the product is used improperly, many cleaning supplies and chemicals have instructions for what to do, resulting in an emergency. Develop and maintain a first-aid kit which includes liquids for emergency washing.
The next time you bring home household cleaners and chemicals, get to know their labels and be aware of where your items are stored so that you can help kids stay healthy.