ERIC Number: ED307159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Turning the Tide on Toxics in the Home.
Washington State Dept. of Ecology, Olympia.
This booklet provides a guide for the safe use and disposal of toxic chemicals found around the home. Toxicity ratings given to compounds are explained along with the amount needed for a probable fatal dose for a 150-pound person. Each category of hazardous waste is provided with typical examples of the toxicants, a toxicity rating, several disposal methods, and available alternatives to using the toxic compound. Materials covered in this booklet include: aerosols; air fresheners/deodorizers; antifreeze; art supplies; batteries; cleaners/detergents; degreasers; disinfectants; drain cleaners; fertilizers; fingernail polish/remover; handcleaners; home chemistry sets; mercury thermometers; moth balls/moth crystals; oven cleaners; paint products; pesticides; petroleum products; photographic chemicals; polishes/waxes; pool chemicals; smoke detectors; and wood preservatives. Included are addresses for federal, and state agencies in the state of Washington, and a listing of hazardous waste periodicals. (MVL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Dept. of Ecology, Olympia.
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