According to American Lung Association, many cleaning supplies or household products can irritate the eyes or throat, or cause headaches and other health problems. Some products release dangerous chemicals, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are chemicals that vaporize at room temperature. Even natural fragrances such as citrus can react to produce dangerous pollutants indoors.
VOCs and other chemicals released when using cleaning supplies contribute to chronic respiratory problems, allergic reactions and headaches. Studies are underway to assess how these chemicals affect people who have asthma and other respiratory illnesses. Studies also link exposure to chemicals from cleaning supplies to occupational asthma and other respiratory illnesses.
The following are the numerous chemicals that may cause harm if not stored properly;
Aerosol spray products, including health, beauty and cleaning products
Detergent and dishwashing liquid
Dry cleaning chemicals
Rug and upholstery cleaners
Furniture and floor polish
Improper storage and use of these chemicals can result in serious health problems such as skin irritation, burns, and respiratory issues. To minimize the risks associated with household chemicals, it is important to follow proper storage and usage guidelines:
Store chemicals in a cool, dry place away from children and pets.
Label all chemicals clearly with the product name and any warning labels, and keep the label on the container.
Keep chemicals in their original containers and do not transfer them to other containers, especially food containers.
Read the label carefully before using a chemical and follow the instructions, including recommended safety measures such as wearing gloves or a mask.
Use chemicals in a well-ventilated area and avoid breathing in fumes.
Keep chemicals out of reach of children and pets and ensure that they are locked away when not in use.
Dispose of chemicals properly and follow local regulations for hazardous waste disposal.
We can reduce the risks associated with household chemicals and protect ours and our families’ health and safety by following these guidelines. It is also critical to educate others in the household about the dangers of household chemicals, as well as the importance of proper storage and use.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a harmful chemical accident due to the fault of someone else or negligence, Darfoor Law Firm is here to help you and give you the best service you deserve. Accidents can be tough to deal with and you need someone who will understand, sympathize, and fight for you.
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