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                         Before you buy, always
                      check the product labels.
                  Look for labeling that reads
               "DANGER," "WARNING,"
        "CAUTION," "TOXIC," "CORROSIVE,"
 "FLAMMABLE," or "POISON." These warnings tell
 you if the product is harmful to you, your family and
 the environment, and how to use, store and dispose
 of it safely.

 Pay close attention to the labels on:
 •Drain Openers
 •Oven Cleaners
 •Automotive Oil and
  Fuel Additives
 •Paint Thinners,
  Strippers and Removers
1 Grease and Rust
 Removers
1 Glues
i Bug and Weed Killers
1 Mold and Mildew
 Removers
 K  KEEP products in their original
 containers and store them safely away
 from children and pets
I/PISPOSE of household products safely
Many communities hold special collection days or
have special drop-off sites for harmful household
products. Contact your local trash service for help,
call EARTH 911 (1-877-EARTH-911), or visit
www.earth911.org.
V TRY alternative products
when available
For everyday tasks, try household products that are
less harmful. Remember to follow the same rules
about storing these products and never mix these
products together.

•  Glass Cleaner: Mix 1 tablespoon of vinegar or
   lemon juice in 1 quart of water.
•  Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Use a toilet brush and
   baking soda or vinegar.
•  Furniture Polish: Mix 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
   in 1 pint of vegetable oil.
•  Rug Deodorizer: Sprinkle liberally with baking
   soda and vacuum after 15 minutes.
•  Plant Spray: Wipe leaves with mild soap and
   water and rinse.
•  Mothballs: Use cedar chips, lavender flowers,
   rosemary, mint, or white peppercorns.
X Pour harmful household products
   down a sink toilet or bathtub drain
   unless the products are made for
   that purpose

X Pour products like used oil or bug killer
   on the ground or into storm drains

X Store leftover products in food
   or beverage containers

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