When not used and stored properly, many common chemical products found around the home can be harmful to you, your family and the environment. Rainwater picks up whatever it touches – including oil, soaps and yard chemicals – and can carry these pollutants to local rivers, streams, lakes and Puget Sound.
The good news is you can protect your family and our community waterways by understanding how to safely use and securely store your auto, garden and household chemical products.
Look for the signal word on the product's label. Signal words like CAUTION, WARNING and DANGER indicate how hazardous a product's active ingredients are and provide guidelines for safe handling. Consider using the least hazardous product you can find: