How Protect Your Children from Chemical Hazards

haz chem suit frontHazardous chemicals can be found in most homes. The most common are household cleaners, detergents, and medicine. It is important that you store these chemicals safely to avoid poisoning accidents in your home. These simple tips can help you store chemicals safely in your home:

  • Keep all chemicals labeled, and never store chemicals in containers that your child might associate with foods and drinks such as juices and sodas. 
  • You should never place insect or rodent baits where your children can reach.
  • Ifyou are interrupted while cleaning, make sure to close the container and keep it out of your child’s reach.
  • Use non-toxic products instead--for example: vinegar, or baking soda.
  • If chemicals will be stored in reach of children, such as under the kitchen sink, make sure that the cabinet has a locking mechanism to keep your child from accessing them.
  • Store medicine in a high cabinet that your child cannot reach.
  • Place all laundry detergent, fabric softeners, and bleach products on shelves, preferably above the appliances themselves to avoid easy climbing access.

Another option to avoid having to keep so many chemicals around your home would be to hire a professional maid service like The Maids of Medway, Massachusetts to take care of the house cleaning for you.