Ten of the Most Dangerous Household Items

Day after day I tell you safety tips, what to do in emergency situations, ways SERVPRO can help, etc. It’s not that I want to be a downer by bringing up worst case scenarios and I certainly don’t want you to view your home as a danger zone; rather, my intention is to get you to consider small preparations you can make to avoid infinitely more regret.

That being said, today take a brief moment to look at some items in your house that could be extremely dangerous if misused. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, 93% of possible poisonings take place at home. It’s unavoidable having poisonous household products, but buying them only in small quantities, discarding unused extras, and keeping them out of the reach of children are helpful ways to make your home safer.

Knowing what is dangerous is half of the battle, so that you can be extra cautious with such products. Ten of the most dangerous household items are as follows:

  1. Antifreeze
  2. Bleach
  3. Drain cleaner
  4. Furniture polish
  5. Gasoline
  6. Insecticide
  7. Iron-containing vitamins
  8. Medicine
  9. Nail polish remover
  10. Windshield wiper fluid

Again, be sure to keep these items in small quantities and to dispose of unneeded products. And always keep them out of the reach of children!

Sandy Hayden


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