Household Hazardous Waste: Handling, Precaution and Hazard Reduction

Document Type : Review Articles


Water Pollution Control Dep., National Research Center, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt


The house can be considered as a factory for the production of various products. Every unit in this plant generates some wastes. Some of these wastes are dangerous called household hazardous wastes (HHHW) and must be dealt with carefully, and some of them are less dangerous and easy to deal with. Regarding hazardous household wastes, it must be defined to avoid the dangers resulting from handling it incorrectly. Some products that contain hazardous ingredients can be replaced with others that do not. The house was divided into different rooms according to the activity. The wastes produced from each room were individually identified, and the hazardous components of these wastes were identified, and the method of safe disposal of them. Some alternatives have also been suggested to reduce the danger of household wastes so that the house is safe for humans as well as domestic animals. This review aims to identify the HHHWs and how to deal with it safely. The goal extends to finding some safe or less dangerous alternatives to maintain safety and health inside homes.


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Volume 65, Issue 8 - Serial Number 8
August 2022
Pages 625-642
  • Receive Date: 09 December 2021
  • Revise Date: 05 January 2022
  • Accept Date: 09 January 2022
  • First Publish Date: 09 January 2022