||Petroleum Insecticides are all toxic. Some also cause long-term health problems associated with the nervous & reproductive system. A few also increase cancer risk.
|Weed Killers &
|Most herbicides are proven or suspected cancer causers. Phenoxy/2 (an Agent Orange relative) also causes nervous & reproductive system problems.
||Hand pulling of weeds
Higher cutting discourages broadleaf weeds
Enjoy spring time color of dandelions
|Oil Paints, Paints,
Varnishes & Nail
|Most solvents in these products are central nervous system depressants.
||Latex (water-based) Paints
Solvent Free Paints
|Many of these can cause nervous system and liver damage.
|Treated Wood &
|Creosote & Arsenic Compounds are known cancer causers.
Recycled Plastic "Lumber"
Natural Wood Treatments
|Benzene and ethylene glycol chemicals can cause liver and kidney damage.
||Borax and Hot Water
Lemon Juice & Vegetable Oil
||Pollutes surface and ground water. Contains benzene & heavy metals.
||Never dump on ground or in water
Take car to service station
||Cause severe skin burns or eye irritation.
||Baking Soda & Vinegar
||Emit mercury if burned.
||Place in regular trash
||Contain lead and sulfuric acid.
Never store outside
||Recycle at Walmart,
Radio Shack and Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority Office
|Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion), Small Sealed Lead ((Rechargeable)
||Contain Mercury, Lead and other toxic metals
||Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority Office