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Saturday, 29 October 2016

5 Of The Most Dangerous Household Chemicals – What Are They?

Window cleaning Melbourne values family health. Please take time to read a few of the dangers found in common household chemicals. If poisoning occurs, call emergency services immediately:

Commonly Known as:     Laundry detergent
Contains: Cationic, anionic, or non- ionic solutions
Results in:   cationic detergents can cause nausea, vomiting, shock, convulsions, and coma. Non-ionic detergents can irritate skin and eyes

Commonly Known as:   All-purpose cleaners

Contains:  Ammonia

Results in:  Fumes can irritate eyes and lungs; can cause burns or rashes on skin; can produce deadly chloramine gas if mixed with chlorine containing products

Commonly Known as:   Insecticides

Contains:  Organophosphates and carbamates

Results in: Can cause headache, dizziness, twitching, nausea; shown to cause cancer in animals

Commonly Known as:   Dishwashing detergents

Contains:  Cationic, anionic, or non- ionic solutions plus phosphates (automatic dishwasher detergents)

Results in:   Automatic products can cause skin irritation or burns; hand dishwashing products are milder, though can cause irritation to mouth, throat, and GI tract

Commonly Known as:  Oven cleaners

Contains:  Lye (consisting of either sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide)
Results in:  Extremely corrosive, burns skin and eyes; can be fatal if swallowed; aerosols disperse chemicals, increasing inhalation dangers

Whilst not all of the above will contain the items described, many can and do. Due diligence is required when purchasing these products and leaving within access to other family members.

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