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Handling Harmful Household Waste-- Your Roles And Responsibilities

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

What is Hazardous Household Waste?

Household waste is leftover from home products. Harmful home waste are home products which contain chemicals that have the potential to impact plants, the health of people and animals and are damaging to the environment when dealt with poorly

Incorrect management of home waste has the potential to be extremely damaging to the environment, individuals, and animals. What many of us might not realize is that many of those common home products contain destructive, poisonous, or combustible chemicals that can be dangerous to the environment if not dealt with or managed effectively.

Harmful home waste should not be dealt with in the same way as routine waste. For example, 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 causes the release of poisonous chemicals and fumes in the air. When released into the environment, these chemicals are dispersed over large locations, thereby affecting the health of persons over a broader area.

A few of these chemicals remain in the systems of plants and animals for a very long time and might enter the food chain when the affected plants and animals are consumed.

Bioaccumulation of dangerous substances in the systems of plants, animals, and people has the potential to impact their reproductive lives, development, hinder the function of different organs such as the liver and kidneys, impact the performance of the central nerve systems and body 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 Kelland Heights and other parts of the country, labels are required for all products. These should provide information on the constituents of the products, consisting of signs and words, to suggest the risk to animals, people, 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 deciding to acquire them.

What Can You Do to Manage Hazardous Waste?

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

Safe Product Storage – Ensure that dangerous products are stored in a safe place, that their containers are not damaged, do not have any leaks to lower the threat of infecting water sources, land, people, animals, plants, and the environment. Ensure that destructive products like acids are kept in separate locations from other dangerous products.

Check products frequently to ensure that there are no leaks 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 hope. Why? Due to the fact that there are no safe ways of disposing of contaminated materials. You can avoid the predicament of contaminated materials disposal by either picking biodegradable products, recycling the product, giving the excess products to friends, neighbors, or family or purchasing smaller volumes of the product.

If, however, disposal is unavoidable, then you should dispose of the waste in the way prescribed on the label.

Although there are laws to control the handling and use of large amounts of contaminated materials, the presence of laws to control the common small quantities generated at the home is non-existent. For this reason, the responsibility for the management of contaminated materials falls directly on the shoulders of the contaminated materials generators.

Protection of the environment can only happen when you play a role in finding creative ways to re-use, recycle, or lower waste. This is important if we are to protect the environment and health of future generations. Keep In Mind That Waste Management is Your Business, My Business, Our Business.

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