VIRTUAL HOUSE

Identify potentially hazardous products in a home on a room-by-room basis. This graphic-based house tour provides a visual review of hazardous products, their location, and use in the home.

Click on room images to see the products typically associated with each room. Click on specific products listed in each room to receive detailed information about the hazards associated with a product.

This program "Hazardous Products in the Home" was created by EPA Region 5 and Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Purdue University. The majority of the information contained in the following sections of the program comes from:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Project. 1989. "Hazardous Products Around the Home." University of Missouri Extension.
  • Vogel, Michael P. 1993. "Solid Waste Management". Montana State University.
 

LIST OF PRODUCTS IN HOUSE

Identify potentially hazardous products in a home on a room-by-room basis. This text-based version of the virtual house tour is a quicker way to look-up information about specific products but does not provide the visual review of product locations in the home that is given in the Virtual House tour (option 1 above). Click here to view.

GLOSSARY OF PRODUCTS WITH HAZARDS A TO Z

A comprehensive listing of household products and their constituents with actual or potential hazards, as identified in the virtual house. Click here to view.

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Toxin Checklist

See our Toxin Checklist - It's alarming but true - scientists and doctors have discovered that there is a connection between our health and the use of common everyday household chemicals. If yours is the typical home, you probably use dozens of cleaning and personal care products, purchased at the local grocery store, which contain chemical ingredients that could be harmful to your health and the health of your loved ones.

See Our Toxin Checklist