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Week: 578.2

Guest: Ron Hazelton, Home improvement editor, Good Morning America

Topic: Garden chemical safety

Host/ Producer: Steve Girard

NEMA: Garden chemical safety...coming up...

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NEMA: Spring into Summer...lots of gardening going on. And the chemicals we use to feed and weed can be a hazard in the wrong hands. Ron Hazelton, the home improvement editor at ABC's Good Morning America, tells us to be proactive in protecting our kids...

HAZELTON: store those chemicals well out of reach of children. In a cabinet high up so they can't get to them. That cabinet should have a door on it and preferably a hasp or a lock. And this could include anything, solvents, anything that could be dangerous to a child.

NEMA: And Ron says you should always keep chemicals and hazardous substances in their original containers...

HAZELTON: You may say well why? Because most containers that have dangerous chemicals in them have antidote information on them. Also you want to know what that child took. If it's some strange substance in a glass jar or can unmarked you have no idea what they've ingested.

NEMA: Use common sense when using chemicals around the house, and when putting them away. Ron Hazelton's safety special is on Home & Garden TV June 28th at 5 p.m. I'm Steve Girard at The Heart of the Matter.



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