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Pesticides, paint and adhesives, cleaning products, cosmetics. Many chemical products in your home can be hazardous to you and your family. They may also pose environmental hazards when used or thrown away. Did you know that toys, furniture, kitchenware, and electronics also may contain toxic chemicals?
How safe are the products you use? Are there better choices and where do you find them? This page is your gateway to learning more, to buying safer products, and to taking action to make products safe.
See our FastFacts FAQs for quick answers to common questions on safer alternatives! We also have links to additional resources on indoor air quality, mold, and wood preservatives. If you've decided to go pesticide-free in your yard, sign our pledge and request your free Pesticide Free Zone sign.
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Persistent Toxic Chemicals in Products
- Hazardous waste programs in the Seattle area: Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County
- Locate hazardous waste disposal anywhere in the United States: Earth911
- Free home environmental health audits: Master Home Environmentalist™ Program
- Find out which products are most involved in home poisonings: Poison Centers Annual Reports
- Look up ingredients and safety information on consumer products: Household Products Database from the National Institutes of Health
Still Can't Find the Information You Need?
See our Toxics Hotline page for tips on navigating our website and how to request more information.