Comments on: Question of the Week: Where do you store your pesticides and other household chemicals? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-store-your-chemicals/ The EPA Blog Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:22:27 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Klinoptilolith http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-store-your-chemicals/#comment-29959 Thu, 07 May 2015 10:20:02 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1401#comment-29959 Not everybody does hate bees, but they become a nuisance as soon the spring starts because they enjoy building a hive near your house or even in your terrace, settling down for summer. In over 200 years since their discovery, klinoptilolith have been considered by the majority of geologists and mining researchers as mineralogical curiosities. The first zeolite crystals were described by the copper mines in Sweden by mineralogist Cronstedt in 1756. What are klinoptilolith ?

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By: DarinR http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-store-your-chemicals/#comment-17897 Fri, 24 Dec 2010 06:17:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1401#comment-17897 On a recent home inspection in San Diego I found a load of pesticides in a backyard shed. Worse than that, there were several unlabeled containers with chemicals in them and these materials were unsecured. Gary is correct here, a little common sense in securing these toxic substances can go a long way.

Thanks for the read.

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By: Raleigh Home Inspector http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-store-your-chemicals/#comment-17896 Sat, 31 Jul 2010 18:39:39 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1401#comment-17896 As a veteran Home Inspector in Raleigh, North Carolina, I cannot tell you how often I find chemicals and pesticides stored in horrendously poor locations…..out on open shelves, in unlocked/unsecured cabinets, or just placed about on the floor e.g. in the garage.

Dr. Tai is most correct…..a little common sense goes a very long way when trying to figure out how best to protect other people….and mostly the little humans…..and pets…..and ourselves…from toxic chemical and such.

Dependent on the age of any children that might be in the home, locked cabinets are a must…… Education of all those that reside in the home , as with many other things, is one key to a successful prevention plan.

Gary Gentry

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By: steve http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-store-your-chemicals/#comment-17895 Fri, 19 Mar 2010 15:48:16 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1401#comment-17895 I agree with Dr Tai

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By: Dr. Tai http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-store-your-chemicals/#comment-17894 Wed, 17 Mar 2010 22:53:05 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1401#comment-17894 Use common sense. All hazardous chemicals such as insecticides and pesticides should be kept outside of the living quarters in the house or locked. Old and unused cans should be disposed of properly. These chemicals are poisons.

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By: lisa@wedin.org http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-store-your-chemicals/#comment-17893 Tue, 16 Mar 2010 22:31:45 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1401#comment-17893 Pesticides and bleach are kept high or locked but I should probably double check the other stuff. Since I don’t do childcare and my children are older I have slacked off a bit.

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By: W.E. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-store-your-chemicals/#comment-17892 Tue, 16 Mar 2010 21:01:44 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1401#comment-17892 None of my family members is under five years old so we do not have child safety locks in our cabinets but we are aware that pesticides and other household chemicals can be dangerous, we store them under the kitchen or bathroom sink.

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By: G.M. WHS http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-store-your-chemicals/#comment-17891 Tue, 16 Mar 2010 20:58:00 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1401#comment-17891 Were my family keeps the pesticals and other toxic products in the household would be under our kitchen sink in one of the cabinets were its locked away from my nephew.

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By: D.T.WHS http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-store-your-chemicals/#comment-17890 Tue, 16 Mar 2010 20:54:56 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1401#comment-17890 well me and my family store our pesticides and other household products under the restroom and kitchen sink.None of my family members are under 5 yrs so we dont have child safety locks on our cabinets.

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By: Al Bannet http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-store-your-chemicals/#comment-17889 Tue, 16 Mar 2010 20:02:20 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1401#comment-17889 Thanks for the tip. I’ll ask those questions next time he arrives.

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