Toxic List


Alcohol is a liquid produced by the fermentation of yeast and carbohydrates. It is colorless, flammable, and volatile. Alcohol can be used as a beverage, fuel, solvent, or antiseptic. Ethanol, a straight-chain alcohol, has been consumed by humans since prehistoric times for a variety of reasons. The consumption of large doses of ethanol can lead to intoxication, and subsequently, hangover. Consuming large doses of ethanol over an extended period of time can lead to acute respiratory failure or death. Personal care products that often contain alcohol include deodorant, sunscreen, cologne, and shampoo. Using topical products that contain alcohol in excess can dry the skin and hair.


Acetone is a colorless, mobile, and flammable liquid that is used as a solvent, cleaning agent, artistic agent, and skin rejuvenation agent. Acetone can also be added to gas tanks to improve fuel economy and engine life. Acetone is extremely flammable, and it has low acute and chronic toxicity if inhaled or ingested. Acetone can be found in a variety of products, ranging from cosmetics to processed and unprocessed foods.
Artificial fragrance
Artificial fragrances typically have little environmental impact, but they do cause allergic reactions, like headaches, respiratory problems, rashes, and watery eyes, in some people. Artificial fragrances can also cause asthma attacks in some asthma sufferers.


Aluminum is a silvery white metallic element that is used as an ingredient in antiperspirants, antacids, and antiseptics. In elevated concentrations, aluminum can have toxic effects. Very high doses of aluminum can cause neurotoxicity.


Ammonia is a compound of nitrogen and hydrogen. It is a colorless gas that has a distinct odor. It is a caustic and dangerous substance that is used in the manufacturing of explosives, refrigerants, and detergents. Ammonia is also used in cleaners, fertilizers, and antimicrobial agents for food products. Inhaling ammonia can irritate the eyes and mucous membranes, and mixing ammonia with other chemicals, like bleach, can lead to the creation of a poisonous gas.