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Are the chemicals you keep in your home safe?

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT-TV)- Have you ever stopped to think about the chemicals that fill your home?

All those cleaning fluids, like washing detergent and window cleaners, may have something in them you should be aware of.

Director of the Craighead County Emergency Management, David Moore, says people rarely realize the every day liquids in their home that are potentially dangerous, "Most people use chemicals without realizing what ingredients are in them. 

For instance, household ammonia is a deadly material if mixed with the wrong chemicals. Bleach. You use it a lot. You know, you've got that bottle of bleach sitting by your washing machine. It's another poisonous, hazardous material that you should be aware of."

To avoid a catastrophe you can't take back, Moore offers these safety tips:

Always be aware of the ingredients contained in the chemicals you keep in your home.

Be sure to keep them in a secure location children and animals can't reach.

Last but not least, be sure not to mix them.

Often times chemicals are safe when separate, but when combined can release toxic fumes.

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