We learned that hazardous products have one of these four qualities
Law requires products to display a Signal Word on all hazardous products. The Signal Words are Caution, Warning and Danger. Products displaying Danger require the most care in usage. Products marked Danger can cause death if used improperly. Any product that displays an EPA Identification Number is regulated as a pesticide and should be handled very carefully.
In comparing labels we found that some manufacturers labels would look fun and Earth friendly but looking closer a signal word was found. It was not always easy to find the signal word. The EcoKids made drawings of ideal labels and made recommendations for standardizing placement of the signal words for easy viewing. Sondra will present them at a conference she is attending soon in Washington DC.
Thanks to Sondra of course and to Kevin Miller, Manager of the Westlake store. Thanks also go to Roberta Vogel, Tonya Lee, Ellie Dawson and Eric Thut for volunteering to lead the investigation teams in the store.