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Managing Dangerous Household Waste-- Your Roles And Responsibilities

It is no secret that the amount of home waste produced is increasing every year at a worrying rate, and federal governments are under pressure to expand existing land fills or develop new ones to accommodate the waste that is being produced.

What is Hazardous Household Waste?

Household waste is leftover from home products. Dangerous home waste are home products which contain chemicals that have the potential to impact plants, the health of human beings and animals and are damaging to the environment when handled poorly

Incorrect management of home waste has the potential to be extremely damaging to the environment, people, and animals. What many of us may not realize is that many of those common home products contain corrosive, toxic, or flammable chemicals that can be hazardous to the environment if not dealt with or managed effectively.

Dangerous home waste should not be gotten rid of in the same way as routine waste. For instance, gas can be buried in the ground, can impact rivers, and find its way into drinking water. The hydrocarbons in motor oils or pesticides have the potential to bio-accumulate in freshwater fishes and can find its way in the food chain. Burning contaminated materials results in the release of toxic chemicals and fumes in the air. When released into the environment, these chemicals are distributed over large locations, consequently affecting the health of persons over a larger area.

A few of these chemicals stay in the systems of plants and animals for a long period of time and may go into the food chain when the impacted plants and animals are taken in.

Bioaccumulation of hazardous compounds in the systems of plants, animals, and human beings has the potential to impact their reproductive lives, growth, impair the function of different organs such as the liver and kidneys, impact the performance of the central nerve systems and immune systems of human and animals and some have been listed as known carcinogens.

How Can You Tell a Product is Hazardous?

Check out the labels of products. In San Antonio and other parts of the country, labels are required for all products. These should provide info on the constituents of the products, consisting of symbols and words, to show the danger to animals, human beings, and the environment if mishandled.

How To Tell If Products Are Hazardous?

Always check out the label of products in your home and make it a habit of checking out the labels of a product before making the decision to buy them.

What Can You Do to Handle Contaminated Materials?

Purchase Environmentally Friendly Products – Experts agree that the best way to manage waste is to not produce it in the first place. You can begin by avoiding the purchase of products which contain chemicals that are hazardous to human beings, animals, and the environment. Purchase those products that are biodegradable or friendly to the environment.

Safe Product Storage – Ensure that hazardous products are stored in a safe place, that their containers are not damaged, do not have any leakages to lower the danger of contaminating water sources, land, human beings, animals, plants, and the environment. Ensure that corrosive products like acids are kept in different locations from other hazardous products. We recommend that items are stored on good quality concrete surfaces. In San Antonio, we recommend AAA Concreting to help you with any new concrete surfaces you require.

Check products often to ensure that there are no leakages and damaged covers or bulging sides.

Always store products in their original containers to avoid unintentional usage.

Ensure that these products are kept in a place where children and animals have no access to them.

Disposal of Products – Disposal of products should always be the last option. Why? Since there are no safe ways of getting rid of contaminated materials. You can avoid the problem of contaminated materials disposal by either selecting biodegradable products, recycling the product, giving the excess products to friends, next-door neighbors, or family or purchasing smaller sized volumes of the product.

If, nevertheless, disposal is inevitable, then you should get rid of the waste in the manner recommended on the label.

Although there are laws to regulate the handling and use of large quantities of contaminated materials, the presence of laws to regulate the typical small quantities created at the home is non-existent. For this reason, the obligation for the management of contaminated materials falls directly on the shoulders of the contaminated materials generators.

Protection of the environment can only take place when you play a role in finding innovative ways to re-use, recycle, or lower waste. This is essential if we are to secure the environment and health of future generations. Remember that Waste Management is Your Business, My Business, Our Business.

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