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Reading Labels on Cleaning Products – Level 3

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3. Watch the Video

4. Read the text

What are toxic materials, and how can you identify them in your home?

-Toxicity is degree to which a substance can cause damage to an organism.
-Toxic hazardous chemicals can cause skin irritation, watery eyes, burns, poisoning, breathing, or even cancer.
-They can also harm local lakes, rivers and drinking water supplies if disposed of improperly.
-Many household cleaners contain chemicals that are hazardous to your health and for the environment.

-Try not to buy products that contain any of the following words on their labels:

-These are signal words, and they indicate the products are risk to humans, pets and the environment.

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