ERIC Number: ED267984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Toxicants in Consumer Products. Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Project. Metro Toxicant Program No. 1B.
Ridgley, Susan M.
Four general product classes (pesticides, paint products, household cleaners, and automotive products) are reviewed in this document. Each product class is described, and several aspects of the problem associated with product use or disposal are examined, including estimates of volumes used and environmental impacts. Technical data on the specific chemicals which are most often found in these products are provided. This information (which includes sources, consumption figures, toxicity ratings, human health hazards, physical characteristics, environmental effects, and disposal recommendations) is presented in lengthy tables at the end of each product section. The appendices provide a simplified overview of organic chemistry as it applies to consumer products, and a discussion of toxicity and hazard (including measurements of and differences between the two terms). Pesticides solvents and motor oil were "red-flagged" as being of special interest in that they all have the potential to harm the environment, they are used in significant quantities, and they may be disposed of in harmful ways. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Consumer Science, Environmental Education, Hazardous Materials, Pesticides, Science Education, Waste Disposal, Wastes
Water Resources Section, Toxicant/HHHW Project. METRO MS/81. 821 Second Ave., Seattle, WA, 98104 ($4.60).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle, WA. Water Quality Div.
Note: For related documents, see SE 046 504-505.