Take an inventory. How many of these products are in your house: oven cleaner, insect spray, bleach, nail polish remover, paint, mothballs, houseplant insecticides, expired, or unused medicines? These and quite a few more contain toxic and/or hazardous substances. In fact, most of the home and body care products on the market include ingredients that are unregulated and/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 nontoxic alternative products by viewing our Toxics Reduction section.
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