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Handling Harmful Household Waste-- Your Roles And Obligations

It is clear that the amount of home waste produced is increasing year after year at a worrying rate, and federal governments are under pressure to broaden existing garbage dumps or construct 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 human beings and animals and are destructive to the environment when dealt with improperly

Inappropriate management of home waste has the potential to be very destructive to the environment, people, 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 hazardous to the environment if not handled or managed effectively.

Harmful home waste should not be dealt with in the same way as regular 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 poisonous chemicals and fumes in the air. When released into the environment, these chemicals are dispersed over large locations, therefore affecting the health of persons over a larger area.

Some of these chemicals stay in the systems of plants and animals for a long time and might go into the food chain when the affected plants and animals are consumed.

Bioaccumulation of hazardous substances 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 Lone Oak and other parts of the country, labels are required for all products. These should provide details on the constituents of the products, consisting of symbols and words, to suggest the threat to animals, human beings, and the environment if mishandled.

How To Tell If Products Are Hazardous?

Constantly check out the label of products in your home and make it a practice of checking out the labels of a product before deciding to purchase them.

What Can You Do to Handle Hazardous Waste?

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

Safe Product Storage – Ensure that hazardous products are kept in a safe place, that their containers are not damaged, do not have any leaks to decrease the risk of polluting water sources, land, human beings, animals, plants, and the environment. Ensure that destructive products like acids are saved in different locations from other hazardous products.

Check products frequently to ensure that there are no leaks and damaged covers or bulging sides.

Constantly store products in their initial containers to prevent unintentional use.

Ensure that these products are saved 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? Because there are no safe ways of getting rid of contaminated materials. You can prevent the issue of contaminated materials disposal by either choosing naturally degradable products, recycling the product, giving the excess products to friends, next-door neighbors, or family or acquiring smaller volumes of the product.

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

Although there are laws to manage the handling and use of large amounts of contaminated materials, the existence of laws to manage the normal 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 occur when you play a role in finding innovative ways to re-use, recycle, or decrease waste. This is vital if we are to safeguard the environment and health of future generations. Bear In Mind That Waste Management is Your Business, My Business, Our Business.

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