In our closets, laundry's, garage, we stock significant amounts of hazardous material, and when we know that they are harmful to our health we are faced with a question, how do I reduce hazards in my home? First step to reducing chemicals is paying attention to the labels that are on the cleaners, if it is stated that it's hazardous, warning, or caution, these signally words mean that the cleaner has some risk associated with it, if the product does not have any of these signal words that is because it's less dangerous to us.
You need to be aware that some of the chemical may have chronic health affect on us, although the symptoms my not be visible to us today, they are slowly making an affect on our health, while the acute symptoms like shortness of breath, sneezing, are immediate. The chemicals that are inhaled or are absorbed by skin are more likely to lead to chronic health issues so pay extra attention to instruction when they say that you need to wear gloves or have room ventilated, don't take those instruction lightly. Reading labels and paying attention to the instruction will go long way in protecting your family from hazards in your home.
The secon step is purchasing chemicals that we only need, don't purchase more than you need for immediate use, anytime we store extra chemicals we have a risk of spillage or evaporation in to the air thus posing more health risk for your family. As a start paying attention at the labels and buying only what we need will eliminate some hazards from our homes.