Chemicals are commonly used in various household activities such as cleaning and dying. Household products generally include synthetic chemicals to generate a more powerful product. Some products that used regularly in houses are cleaners, solvents, pest poisons, and hair dying products. These household chemicals are of much importance for various activities but at the same time they pose several serious threats to family members if not used properly without care.
Anyone can find several products that provide intensive cleaning of surfaces and utensils; it means that there is high quantity of chemical involved. These companies design these chemicals extremely powerful so that they live up to their advertising. Most of these household chemicals are close to the industrial level strength and therefore should be considered as the potentially dangerous chemicals that they are. Many households are unaware of these reach chemicals and their intensity. Many families don’t posses the necessary cleanup materials to handle a chemical accident, so it is important to take precautions when chemical solutions are being used. Due to improper use of chemicals, your hand or face can be burnt. Chemicals can burn your hand or other part of your body if they come in contact with your skin and can be extremely dangerous if splashed into your eyes. Different chemicals have their different effects on skin so if you try to wash off a chemical burn could worse the burn if the chemical reacts with soap.
It is necessary for you to know how to store chemicals and chemical products in house. The following tips will help you in storing and using chemicals:
• Always keep chemical bottles out of reach of children to prevent a chemical burn or accident ingestion.
• Most household cleaning activities don’t require high strength chemicals. It is recommended to follow the instructions and dilute the chemical as required. This will decrease the chances of getting chemical burn.
• Always wear goggles to protect your eyes during chemical use.
• Wear long sleeves, long pants and closed toe shoes.
REACH is a new European Community regulation on reach chemicals and their safe use. It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of chemical substances.
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