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  Household Hazardous Materials  

Household products are hazardous if they include ingredients that, during use, storage, or disposal, pose dangers to human health or the environment. A variety of household products are hazardous. Motor oil, pesticides, oil-based paints, mothballs, flea collars, weed killers, and some household cleaners may seem like everyday items, but are examples of household hazardous products.

What are Household Hazardous Materials?

How to determine which household products can be harmful to human health or the environment. ...more

Where are Hazardous Materials Found at Home?

Find out where hazardous materials are found in and around the home. ...more

How Household Hazardous Wastes Affect Thurston County

Learn the many ways hazardous materials affect County residents by accidental poisonings and entering the environment after used or discarded. ...more

What Can You Do?

How you can protect your health and the environment from toxic materials by using safer alternatives, reading the label, following precautions, and storing safely. ...more

Guide to Safer Products

A list of safer alternatives to potentially hazardous household products, such as air fresheners, cleaners, pesticides, and fabric softeners. ...more

Safe Disposal and Recycling

Learn where you can Safely Dispose or Recycle household items, or click on a topic below for more information.

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This page last updated: 11/29/17