Dangerous Household Poisons

Sometimes we don't really think about all the household products that can very dangerous to our health. We may not even consider that they can be poisonous, and not give it a second thought being around our children. It may surprise you to learn that it is not only the labelled chemicals but also the simplest ones can be just as dangerous.

Cleaning, Bleaching Agents

Metal cleaners and polishes
Benzine
Detergents
Carbon tetrachloride
Ethylene glycol
Ammonia
Dry cleaning fluids
Copper and brass cleaner

Amyl acetate
Turpentine
Lighter fluid
Bleach
Cleaning fluids
Alcohol
Oxalic acid
Kerosene
Methyl alcohol
Naphtha
Petroleum distillates
Window washing fluids
Drain cleaners
Typewriter cleaner
Aerosols
Oven cleaner
Bathroom bowl cleaner
Gun cleaners

Polishes & Waxes

Furniture wax/polish
Car wax
Kerosene
Silver polish
Pine oil
Mineral oil
Turpentine
Naphtha
Paint

Miscellaneous Household Products & Chemicals

Epoxy glue
Model cement
Garden sprays
Insecticide
Pesticides
Strychnine
Herbicides
Rat Killers
Fire extinguishing fluids
Rug adhesive
Antifreeze
Carburetor cleaners
Gasoline
Anti-rust products
Deodorizing
Leather polishes and rust
Shoe cleaners and polishes
Jewelry cleaners and cements
Laundry blueing
Inks
Plant food

House Plants

Hyacinth
Narcissus
Daffodil
Oleander
Arnica
Philodendron
Dieffenbachia
Calla lily
Dumbcane
Elephant's ear
Rosary pea
Castor bean
Mistletoe

Flower & Vegetable Garden Plants

Larkspur
Monkshood
Autumn crocus
Star of Bethlehem
Lily of the Valley
Daffodil
Nutmeg
Sweet pea
Iris
Foxglove
Bleeding heart
Rhubarb leaves
Indian tobacco
Jonquil
Oleander

Ornamental Plants & Trees

Daphne
Wisteria
Golden chain
Laurels
Rhododendron
Black locust
Azaleas
Jasmine
Lantana camera ( red sage)
Yew
Oaks

Plants in Woods & Fields

Jack-in- the-pulpit
Moonseed
Mayapple
Jimson weed (thorn apple)
Buttercup
Nightshade
Poison hemlock

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Photo Credit: Carlson

Article Posted: 2003

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