Unsafe Household Chemical Products Pose Serious Threats

Unsafe Household Chemical Products Pose Serious Threats

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Some of the deadliest substances you’ll ever come into contact with are likely right in your house. The following information will give you a basic idea of what to watch out for in terms of dangerous products. Remember that, if any unsafe household chemical products that you use were labeled in a way that did not warn you of their dangers and you came to injury, you may be able to contact an attorney about filing a lawsuit.

Drain Cleaners

Drain cleaners are almost all absolutely deadly in the wrong context. When they’re not deadly, they still pose risks of blindness, chemical burns, and other injuries. You need to be safe when you’re handling Unsafe Household Chemical Products. First and foremost, handle them according to the manufacturer’s instructions. You may want to go a bit farther than this, however. Ideally, you should be wearing full-face protection when you handle any of these products and you should be wearing chemical resistant gloves that go at least up to your forearms to prevent burns. Make sure you close off the area where the drain is being cleaned to keep it free from pets and children.

Cleaners

Most household cleaners aren’t particularly dangerous if they’re not swallowed or inhaled. There are some, however, that you really have to watch out for. When you’re cleaning a room, make certain that you’re not mixing cleaners that contain bleach and ammonia. This can produce chlorine gas. If you need an idea of how dangerous this is, it was used as a chemical weapon in World War I.

Petroleum Products

Most people have enough good sense in their heads that they wouldn’t even think about putting a can of gasoline under their sink or in their closet. What you may not be aware of is that paint thinners and other common household products have petroleum in them, in some cases, and other substances that are equally volatile and flammable in others. Never use these products without adequate ventilation and, in most cases, adequate ventilation means using them in the open air.

Whenever you’re using something dangerous, wear eye protection. Some products also require that you wear gloves, if only to prevent irritation in the cases of the most benign products. In any regard, remember that your house probably contains very dangerous substances in it. If you are injured by a chemical because the manufacturer was negligent, filing a product liability lawsuit may well be an option for you.

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