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Household Chemicals

Almost any household chemical can be dangerous if swallowed or spilled. Potentially dangerous chemicals include such common items as ammonia, bleach, drain cleaner, furniture polish, oven cleaner, paint, turpentine, and common garden pesticides.

While most household chemicals are safe if used properly, they can cause injury or even death if care is not taken when using them. Keep these tips in mind:

* NEVER sniff or taste household chemicals. Keep them away from your skin and your eyes.

* Insure that all household chemicals are kept away from children and pets, preferably in a locked cabinet.

* Do not store household chemicals in a non-approved container. Chemicals can react with the materials of a new container in unpredictable ways.

* Use household chemicals in a well-ventilated area to prevent a buildup of fumes.

* Periodically dispose of bottles of household chemicals that you do not use anymore or which are almost empty. Make sure to do so in an environmentally safe manner.

If you or anyone in your house is exposed to a household chemical, flush the affected area with water and get the victim to a hospital. If the chemicals are swallowed, read the label to determine whether to induce vomiting, call poison control, and get the victim to a hospital immediately.

This website is not intended to constitute legal advice or the provision of legal services. By posting and/or maintaining the website and its contents, Lucas Law does not intend to solicit business from clients located in states or jurisdictions outside of Illinois wherein Lucas Law or its individual attorney(s) are not licensed or authorized to practice law.

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