Common hazardous ingredients
Ammonia, aromatic solvents (benzene, toluene), hydrocarbons, phenol, petroleum distillates (also called naphthas or mineral spirits), silicones, synthetic polymers, trichloroethane, turpentine.
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.
- Best: Use up or give away. Rinse and recycle containers and recycle empty aerosol containers with steel cans.
- Second best: Take to a hazardous waste facility or collection event.
- 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.