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Potentially Dangerous Household Products 
Some of the substances listed below are given their commonly used names rather than their scientific names.

Note: This is Not the entire list of potentially toxic products. If in doubt, contact
the Poison Control Center immediately.
 

 

Cleaning, Bleaching Agents

Aerosols
Alcohol
Ammonia
Amyl acetate
Bathroom bowl cleaner
Cleaning fluids
Copper and brass cleaner
Detergents
Drain cleaners
Dry-cleaning fluids
Gun cleaners
Kerosene
Lighter fluid
Metal cleaners and polishers
Naphtha
Oven cleaner
Oxalic acid
Turpentine
Window washing fluid

Polishers and Waxes

Car wax
Furniture wax/polish
Kerosene
Mineral oil
Nail polish
Paint
Pine oil
Silver polish
Turpentine

Cosmetic Preparations

After shave
Bubble bath products
Cologne
Corn and wart remover
Cuticle removers
Dandruff shampoo
Eye shadow
Hair dyes/tints
Hair lotions
Hair remover
Hair sprays
Nail polish
Nail polish removers
Perfume
Permanent-wave solution
Shaving lotions/creams
Skin preparations
Tanning lotions

Drugs and Medicines

Antiseptics
Children's fever drops
Cold medications
Contraceptive pills
Corn and wart remover
Cough medicines
Home chemical testing agents
Iodine
Iron medicines
Laxatives
Narcotics
Pain killers/relievers
Rubbing alcohol
Tranquilizers
(Most of the items in this category are only poisonous when taken orally by accident or in excess.)

Miscellaneous Household Products and Chemicals

Anti-rust products
Antifreeze
Deodorizing tablets
Epoxy glue
Fire extinguishing fluids
Garden sprays
Gasoline
Herbicides
Insecticides
Jewelry cleaners and cements
Laundry bluing
Leather polishes and dyes
Model cement
Pesticides
Rug adhesive
Shoe cleaner and polishes

Solvents
Grease spot remover
Kerosene
Lacquer remover
Lighter fluid
Nail polish remover
Paint remover
Paint thinner
Turpentine
Wax remover

When calling the Poison Control Center, have available the name of the product, amount taken, and the time of the incident.

 

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