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19: Household Chemicals

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    Household chemicals are non-food chemicals that are commonly found and used in and around the average household. They are a type of consumer goods, designed particularly to assist cleaning, pest control and general hygiene purposes. Together with non-compostable household waste, the chemicals found in private household commodities pose a serious ecological problem. In addition to having slightly adverse up to seriously toxic effects when swallowed, chemical agents around may contain flammable or corrosive substances.

    Thumbnail: Clorox brand bleach. (CC BY-SA 2.0; Adina Firestone via Wikipedia).


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