San Francisco Environment Department

Household Toxics

How many of these products are in your house?

  • Oven cleaner
  • Bleach
  • Mothballs
  • Nail polish remover
  • Insect spray
  • Paint
  • Insecticides for houseplant
  • Expired or unused medicines

These products, and quite a few more, contain toxic or hazardous substances. In fact, most of the home and body care products on the market include ingredients that are unregulated or can be hazardous to health — and that don't have to be listed on the label.

Find out how you can protect yourself and your family from the dangers of invisible and unregulated substances, and where to find non-toxic alternatives.

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