Drain and oven cleaners. These cleaners are extremely toxic materials. It’s not worth the risk to have them if you have a child, so get rid of them. Automatic dishwashing detergent. This product can burn skin and harm eyes; it’s toxic if ingested. (Keep in mind that liquid dishwashing detergent poses more of a safety hazard than the powdered kind since a child can drink it.)
Aluminum hubcap cleaners. Hubcap cleaners can contain up to 8 percent hydrofluoric acid, which is highly toxic and can destroy bone.
Furniture oils and waxes. Many of these products are petroleum-based and are toxic.
Kerosene and mineral spirits. These are petroleum-based products and are toxic.
Rug and carpet cleaners. Rug and carpet cleaners usually contain toxic chemicals such as naphthalene.
Industrial-strength cleaners. These cleaners are highly toxic -- so don’t be tempted to bring a little of the cleaner from work to use in your own home. If you’ve already brought some home, get rid of it immediately.
Aerosol spray cans. Aerosol cans are linked to a large number of eye injuries, as well as other serious concerns.