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Hazardous products at home

Many common household products can pose a danger to you, your family and your pets if not handled properly.

The following are some typical products found in the home or garage. Caution should be used in their use, storage and disposal as they may be dangerous or harmful.

Cleaning products

  • Bleach and ammonia
  • Cleaning solvents and spot removers
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain, toilet and window cleaners
  • Hot tub and swimming pool chemicals
  • Oven cleaners
  • Septic tank cleaners

Hobby and health-care products

  • Artist paint and inks
  • Glues and cements
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Waterproofers

Gardening products

  • Ant and rodent killer
  • Fertilizers
  • Weed killer

Paint and building products

  • Alkyd, latex and oil-based paints
  • Asphalt and roof tar
  • Lacquers, stains and varnishes
  • Paint thinners, strippers and solvents
  • Wood preservatives

Products for your vehicle

  • Antifreeze
  • Automotive batteries
  • Brake and transmission fluid
  • Gasoline
  • Rust inhibitors/removers
  • Solvents
  • Used motor oil
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