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Hazardous Household Materials:

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Household Hazardous Materials
List of Products, Their Dangers and Safer Alternatives

Household Products

Hazardous Ingredients

Why They Can
Be Dangerous

Using Safer
Alternatives

Aerosol Sprays

Butanol, butane, propanol

Flammable, irratant, explosive

Pump type sprays, brush or roll-on applicators

Ammonia-based cleaners

Ammonia, Ethanol

Irritant, toxic, corrosive, (Forms gas when mixed with bleach)

Vinegar, salt & water for surfaces, Baking Soda & water for bathroom

Antifreeze

Ethylene Glycol

Toxic, especially to small animals

None Currently; Use With Caution

Batteries, Car

Sulfuric Acid, Lead

Very Corrosive, Toxic

None currently; Use With Caution, Recycle

Brake Fluid

Glycol Ethers, Heavy Metals

Flammable, Toxic

None Currently; Use With Caution

Disinfectants

Diethylene glycol, sodium hypochlorite, phenols

Corrosive, Toxic

1/2 Cup Borax in 1 Gallon of Water

Flea Repellent

Carbamates, pyrethrins, organophosphates

Toxic

Eucalyptus leaves where pets sleep, brewer's yeast in diet

Floor & Furniture Polishes

Diethylene glycol, petroleum distillates, nitrobenzene

Flammable, Toxic

1 Part Lemon Juice with
2 parts olive oil or vegetable oil

Furniture Strippers

Acetone, Methylethyl Ketone, Toluene, Xylenes

Flammable, Toxic

Sandpaper

Latex Paints

Resins, Glycol, Ethers, Esters

Toxic

Limestone based white wash or casein based paint

Oil-Based Paints

Ethylene, aliphathydrocarbons, petroleum distillates

Flammable, Toxic

Latex or Water Based Paints

Oven Cleaner

Potassium / sodium hydroxide, ammonia, lye

Very Corrosive, Toxic

Baking Soda & Water, salt on spills that are still warm

Photographic Chemicals

Silver, acetic acid, ferrocyanide, hydroquinone

Corrosive, Toxic, Irritant

None Currently; Use With Caution

Pool Chemicals

Muriatic acid, sodium hypochlorite, algicide

Corrosive, Toxic

None Currently; Use With Caution

Rat & Mouse Poisons

Lead arsenate, coumarins / warfarins, strychrine

Toxic

Remove food & water sources, clear nests, cover holes & drains they may enter, use mechanical traps

Roach & Ant Poisons

Organophosphates, carbamates

Toxic

Roaches: Traps, Boric acid
Ants: Chili pepper / cream of tartar in pathways

Rug & Upholstery Cleaners

Napthalene, oxalic acid, diethylene glycol

Irritant, Toxic, Corrosive

Dry Corn Starch or Baking Soda sprinkled on rug then vacuumed up

Toilet Bowl Cleaners

Muriatic or Oxalic Acid, paradichlorobenzene, calcium hypochlorite

Irritant, Toxic, Corrosive

Toilet brush & baking soda, mild detergent

Thinners & Turpentine

n-butyl alcohol, isobutyl ketone, petroleum distillates

Flammable

Use water with water based paints

Transmission Fluid

Hydrocarbons, Mineral Spirits

Flammable, Toxic

None Currently

Used Oil

Hydrocarbons, benzene, heavy metals

Flammable, Toxic

None Currently; Recycle
It is illegal to dispose of oil on ground or in sanitary or storm sewers

 

Definitions:

  • Corrosive: A chemical, or its vapors. that can cause destructive or irreversible damage to body tissues at the point of contact.  Can cause severe burns to the skin and can 'eat through' clothing, metal and other materials

  • Flammable: Can be ignited (catch on fire) at almost any temperature. Can spontaneously react with oxidizers.

  • Irritant: Causes soreness or inflammation of the skin, eyes, mucous membranes or respiratory system.

  • Oxidizer:  An unstable chemical. Can spontaneously react with flammables.

  • Toxic: May cause injury or death upon ingestion (eating or drinking), absorption (touching), or inhalation (breathing into lungs).

Resources:

Glendale Household Hazardous Waste Hotline: 623-930-3410

Landfill Materials Recycling Facility: 623-930-2660

Nationwide Poison Control Center: 1-800-222-1222

 

 

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