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Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste is a very critical issue in our environment. It can cause serious problems, such as, injury or even death. Hazardous waste can cause brain damage or paralyzation. Unborn babies can even become deformed.

How is the Problem Formed?

The main reason that there is a problem is because we dispose of items in the wrong way. If you want to get rid of weeds, what do you do? Go to the garage and get some motor oil and pour it on the weeds, right? Well, guess what your wrong! Never do that. If you do the motor oil can get in your drinking water. Before you know it you might be in the hospital or worse. So if you are going to put oil on your weeds, you might as well just drink the oil bottle, because you will be just going to drinking the oil from your tap.


Some solutions that you can do are pretty easy. All you have to do is follow some of these instructions:

1. Think carefully before buying a product
2. Don't buy to much
3. Follow the directions on the product
4. See if there is a less-hazardous substitute
5. Things that say "Keep out of reach of children" mean store away from children's reach and keep locked
6. Share unused items with friends
7. Keep items in original bottles
8. Try to recycle items

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