A Short Note On Hazardous And Hazardous Common Household Products

729 Words Dec 6th, 2016 3 Pages
Water is such an important component in our lives, though we never pay attention to how much we really use. The USGS Water Science School that “each person uses about 80-100 gallons of water per day” (USGS). For instance, we use water for daily things such as showers, gardening, washing our dishes and clothing. In these activities water is drained out with different chemicals and yet we do not even show the slightest concern for where this water will end. Another thing we seem to overlook is the dangerous chemicals we utilize in our homes. Many do not understand how toxic and hazardous common household products are, Experiencelife.com uses Rebecca Sutton, a scientist at the Environmental Working Group (EWG), to explain this issue, ‘In terms of household cleaners, neither ingredients nor products must meet any sort of safety standard, nor is any testing data or notification required before bringing a product to market’” (Sholl). It is important to note that we do not pay much attention to how we dispose of the chemicals that we use to clean our homes. Those chemicals that we negligently throw out could end up harming our ecosystem. According SFGate.com, “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency names phosphorus, nitrogen, ammonia and chemicals grouped under the term "Volatile Organic Compounds" as the worst environmental hazards in household cleaners” (Davis). To determine what the potential damage may be caused on plants, my partner Sam and I studied the growth and…

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