Polishes/Waxes, Wood-Furniture-Floors

Common hazardous ingredients
Ammonia, aromatic solvents (benzene, toluene), hydrocarbons, phenol, petroleum distillates (also called naphthas or mineral spirits), silicones, synthetic polymers, trichloroethane, turpentine.

Potential hazards
Flammable; toxic; irritant. Air pollutant. Benzene is a known carcinogen.


  • Use according to label instructions in a well-ventilated area.
  • Avoid aerosol dispensers to reduce exposure to hazardous vapors.

Keep the container tightly closed when not in use and store in a secure area out of reach of children and away from sources of heat or flames.



  • Find recipesfor general floor cleaners, wood cleaners and wood furniture polish.
  • Choose a commercial polish made with mineral oil and citrus oil, rather than one containing toxic petroleum naphtha.

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