Getting Rid of Cleaning Products and Other Chemicals
Local officials will tell you how to get rid of chemicals in your area.
- Don’t mix chemicals.
- Don’t put chemicals down drains, sewers, or toilets.
- Don’t burn chemicals.
- Wash your skin if you get chemicals on it.
- Take off your clothes and wash them if chemicals get on them.
Call 911 if someone is hurt by chemicals. You can also call the poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.
For more information on safe cleanup after a natural disaster, please visit: www.cdc.gov/disasters/cleanup
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Page last reviewed: December 11, 2017