Common Chemicals in the Home
Environment
Household Products
• Our home environment contain many
different household products
• Some household products can be dange...
Pesticides
• A pesticide is a chemical used to prevent, destroy, or
repel pests.
• Pests can be insects, mice and other an...
Pests
Common Household Pesticides
• Cockroach sprays and baits
• Mosquito sprays
• Rat poisons
• Flea and tick sprays, powders, ...
Did you know that these common
products are considered pesticides?
• Cleaners used to disinfect the kitchen floor
• Cleani...
Pests
• Can you think of any other pests, and what we use
to repel or destroy them?
• Write a list of pests and the pestic...
Toxic Substances
• Any chemical or mixture that may be harmful to
the environment and to human health if:
– inhaled
– Swal...
Toxic and Non-Toxic Substances
• Toxic substances contained in most everyday
household products are synthetic which
means ...
Toxic Substances
• Many of the products you find in your home may
have toxic substances. These products include:
• drain c...
Toxic Substances
Write a list of toxic substances that you can
find in the Household Environment.
Labeling
• Many household products
contain pesticidal and toxic ingredients that can
be harmful to humans, animals, or the...
Caution, Warning, Danger
• Labels use signal words to show how toxic or
hazardous a product can be.
• They are: Caution, W...
Caution
• Caution shows that the product could hurt
you, but it is less harmful than products with a
danger or warning sig...
Warning
• Warning is less strong than Danger, but it still
means that you could get really sick or
become seriously hurt.
...
Danger
• Danger is the strongest signal word. If a label
has the word Danger on it, your parents must
be extremely careful...
Labeling
• List and describe the 3 labels used for
household hazardous products and list them
in order of severity
Accidents
• If you, or someone you are with, have an accident or are
exposed to a pesticide or household product you shoul...
What to do
• If someone splashes a household chemical in the eyes, rinse out the
eyes for 15-20 minutes in the shower or u...
Oven Cleaner
6A Label Mini Project
Once completed, stick your label up onto the
board by 10:49 at the latest.
ONLY place your label on ...
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Chemicals around the home

  1. 1. Common Chemicals in the Home Environment
  2. 2. Household Products • Our home environment contain many different household products • Some household products can be dangerous • Dangerous household products can contain pesticides or toxic substances
  3. 3. Pesticides • A pesticide is a chemical used to prevent, destroy, or repel pests. • Pests can be insects, mice and other animals, weeds, fungi, or microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses. • Some examples of pests are: – Termites – dandelions in the lawn – fleas on our dogs and cats – Cold virus, winter vomiting bug • Pesticides also are used to kill organisms that can cause diseases.
  4. 4. Pests
  5. 5. Common Household Pesticides • Cockroach sprays and baits • Mosquito sprays • Rat poisons • Flea and tick sprays, powders, and pet collars • Hand sanitisers
  6. 6. Did you know that these common products are considered pesticides? • Cleaners used to disinfect the kitchen floor • Cleaning products used to remove the mildew on bathroom tiles • Household plant sprays • Lawn and garden products to kill insects and weeds • Some swimming pool chemicals
  7. 7. Pests • Can you think of any other pests, and what we use to repel or destroy them? • Write a list of pests and the pesticides used to control them.
  8. 8. Toxic Substances • Any chemical or mixture that may be harmful to the environment and to human health if: – inhaled – Swallowed – or absorbed through the skin. • Did you know that some toxic substances are found in nature? There are naturally occurring toxins (poisonous substances coming from living organisms) found in certain plants like wild mushrooms and berries.
  9. 9. Toxic and Non-Toxic Substances • Toxic substances contained in most everyday household products are synthetic which means they are man-made. • The opposite of toxics substances are called non-toxic substances. Non-toxic substances are safe to use, and do not harm humans and the environment.
  10. 10. Toxic Substances • Many of the products you find in your home may have toxic substances. These products include: • drain cleaners; • oven cleaners; • laundry detergents; • floor or furniture polish; • paints, and • pesticides
  11. 11. Toxic Substances Write a list of toxic substances that you can find in the Household Environment.
  12. 12. Labeling • Many household products contain pesticidal and toxic ingredients that can be harmful to humans, animals, or the environment. • We use these products to clean or maintain our home. Or they are useful because they control disease-causing organisms, insects, weeds, or other pests. The label is your guide to using products safely and effectively.
  13. 13. Caution, Warning, Danger • Labels use signal words to show how toxic or hazardous a product can be. • They are: Caution, Warning, and Danger.
  14. 14. Caution • Caution shows that the product could hurt you, but it is less harmful than products with a danger or warning signal word. • Caution is used on products that could bother your skin, make you sick if you breathed the fumes, or really hurt if the product got in your eyes.
  15. 15. Warning • Warning is less strong than Danger, but it still means that you could get really sick or become seriously hurt. • Warning is also used to identify products that can easily catch on fire.
  16. 16. Danger • Danger is the strongest signal word. If a label has the word Danger on it, your parents must be extremely careful using the product. • If it is used the wrong way, you could get very sick, be hurt for a long time, go blind or even die. • Danger is also used on products that could explode if they get hot.
  17. 17. Labeling • List and describe the 3 labels used for household hazardous products and list them in order of severity
  18. 18. Accidents • If you, or someone you are with, have an accident or are exposed to a pesticide or household product you should tell your parents or other adult in your home immediately. • Tell them what happened. Tell them what pesticide or household product it was. • If possible, have the container and label with you. Tell them how much you came in contact with and what part of your body came in contact with it (Was it your eyes or skin or did you swallow some?) • If an adult is not close by and you are hurt or starting to feel sick, then do the following:
  19. 19. What to do • If someone splashes a household chemical in the eyes, rinse out the eyes for 15-20 minutes in the shower or under a tap. Call 112. • If someone splashes a household chemical on the skin, take off the wet clothing and rinse the skin for 15-20 minutes in the shower or under a tap. Call 112. • If someone drinks a household chemical, give them half a glass of water to drink. Call 112 • If someone inhaled a poisonous gas, quickly get the person to fresh air. Do not breath the fumes yourself. Open all the doors and windows wide. Call 112
  20. 20. Oven Cleaner
  21. 21. 6A Label Mini Project Once completed, stick your label up onto the board by 10:49 at the latest. ONLY place your label on the board when you have tidied up your desks.

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