It is important to be aware of the potential hazards that are present in your kitchen. Cleaning chemicals, oven cleaners, and even dish soap can all pose a risk if they are left out where children or pets might come into contact with them.
From bacteria and pathogens to chemicals and other environmental factors, there is always some risk of harm in this environment. One of the most common dangers found in kitchens today is chemical exposure.
In order to avoid any accidents, it’s best to keep these items locked up away from your little ones. But what about when you need some extra help?
That’s why we have created this blog post for you! We’ve included tips on how you can use natural ingredients around the house as alternatives to harsh chemicals. You’ll also find helpful information about storing hazardous materials and safely cleaning up spills in the event that something does get spilt on accident.
Along with the natural hazards of knives and hot surfaces, there are many dangers lurking in the kitchen. There is a lot that people might not realize can cause harm until it’s too late!
- Chemicals found on cutting boards.
- Chemically treated food packaging such as plastic wrap or microwavable containers can leave behind residues when heated up.
- Exhaust fumes from oven cleaners used to clean stovetops after cooking messy dishes like spaghetti sauce.
These chemicals evaporate into kitchens without adequate ventilation requiring frequent cleaning because they stick around for days.
Chemicals found on cutting boards.
When using cutting boards in your kitchen, it’s important to make sure they are made of wood, not plastic. This is because chemicals from potent cutting board cleaners can leach into the food and end up on your dinner plate!
– Wooden Cutting Boards: These are the best option for cutting boards. They don’t leech any harmful chemicals and they also contain natural antibacterial properties that can help prevent bacteria from growing on your food! Plus, you won’t need to worry about residue buildup after repeated use which is frequently a problem with plastic or metal surfaces.
It’s not only important to know how long but what types of substances come into contact with your cutting surface in order to avoid cross-contamination. The material should be nonporous so it does not absorb anything like water, oil etc., this way there will no build up over time when cleaning as well
– Antibac Board: This type uses approved antimicrobial technology (1) found mainly at hospitals because it is been tested over and over to ensure it is safe to use.
The board is stainless steel with a special coating that protects from bacteria, mould and mildew so it will not leach onto your food or contaminate anything you make on top of the surface. When these materials come into contact they create what’s known as an antimicrobial zone which kills all microorganisms in this area, including strains such like E-coli!
The best part about using Antibac Boards?
You just wipe them down after every use to keep clean! No need for any harsh chemicals because metal doesn’t absorb water etc., cleans up easy by hand – no more toxic fumes coming out when cooking either since there isn’t plastic wrap over top!!
Chemical on Food Packaging
When possible, make meals by hand and if need be reheat them up later when they can cool off. This can help to reduce exposure to chemicals that can be in some of the food packaging from store-bought food.
In some cases, the residue of food heated up in a plastic container can leech into your food and even worse, the plastics themselves may contain harmful chemicals that could be absorbed by our bodies when eaten.
Safety Tip – Always check for a recycling symbol on any disposable item you use to ensure it is recyclable! Remember- if it’s not labelled “recycled” then don’t recycle or put it in the trash bin because this will mean they’ll never end up being recycled!
Fumes from Oven Cleaners
Fumes from oven cleaners is another thing to be aware of when cooking. Some people might not be allergic to the fumes, but they can cause chest pain and breathing problems for others with asthma or other respiratory issues.
Store chemicals away from areas where you cook – and always read labels before buying any new cleaning product! It is possible that there are conflicting ingredients in products even if it says ‘natural‘ on them. Always follow manufacturer directions when using a cleaner because this will help protect your health as well!
When you check the instructions on a can of oven cleaner it should say to have the kitchen well-ventilated, so we know that they are toxic and not something you want in your lungs.
If there is no ventilation then open doors or windows for fresh air as best possible! Remember safety first when cleaning up after cooking! Be mindful about what happens if someone has asthma too with fumes from cleaners !! It’s always better safe than sorry.
Other kitchen hazards include steam from boiling water getting in your eyes. Keep a close eye on the pot when it’s about to boil and either cover with a lid or turn off heat until set-time is reached before opening – this can help reduce spillage accidents as well! On that note, always use oven mitts whenever you pull anything out of an open flame (or any type) because things tend to get hot very quickly.
If using something like a stovetop pressure cooker be sure not to leave underhood for too long after the cooking cycle has ended so food doesn’t continue heating up even more instead of turning itself down automatically at desired temperature). Typically most people don’t think twice but I’ve seen everything go wrong there including fires!