It is obvious that the amount of home waste produced is increasing year after year at a worrying rate, and federal governments are under pressure to expand existing garbage dumps or develop new ones to accommodate the waste that is being produced.
What is Hazardous Home Waste?
Home waste is leftover from home products. Dangerous home waste are home products which contain chemicals that have the potential to affect plants, the health of people and animals and are harmful to the environment when handled poorly
Inappropriate management of home waste has the potential to be really harmful to the environment, people, and animals. What many of us might not understand 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 appropriately.
Dangerous home waste should not be gotten rid of in the same way as routine waste. For example, gasoline can be buried in the ground, can affect 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 toxic chemicals and fumes in the air. Once released into the environment, these chemicals are dispersed over big areas, thereby affecting the health of persons over a wider area.
A few of these chemicals stay in the systems of plants and animals for a very long time and might get in the food chain when the impacted plants and animals are taken in.
Bioaccumulation of hazardous compounds in the systems of plants, animals, and people has the potential to affect their reproductive lives, development, impair the function of different organs such as the liver and kidneys, affect 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 Valley Hi and other parts of the country, labels are required for all products. These should provide information on the constituents of the products, including signs and words, to suggest the danger to animals, people, and the environment if mishandled.
How To Tell If Products Are Hazardous?
Constantly read the label of products in your home and make it a routine of checking out the labels of a product before deciding to buy them.
What Can You Do to Handle Contaminated Materials?
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 start by avoiding the purchase of products that contain chemicals that are hazardous to people, 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 threat of contaminating water sources, land, people, animals, plants, and the environment. Ensure that corrosive products like acids are kept in separate areas from other hazardous products.
Check products frequently to ensure that there are no leakages and broken covers or bulging sides.
Constantly store products in their initial containers to prevent unintended use.
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? Since there are no safe methods of getting rid of contaminated materials. You can prevent the issue of contaminated materials disposal by either selecting biodegradable products, recycling the product, giving the excess products to friends, neighbors, or family or purchasing smaller sized volumes of the product.
If, however, disposal is inevitable, then you should dispose of the waste in the manner recommended on the label.
Although there are laws to control the handling and use of big amounts of contaminated materials, the presence of laws to control the typical small quantities produced 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 necessary if we are to protect the environment and health of future generations. Remember that Waste Management is Your Business, My Business, Our Business.
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