The Commonsense Guide to Everyday Poisons: How to live with the products you love (and what to do when accidents happen)

The Commonsense Guide to Everyday Poisons: How to live with the products you love (and what to do when accidents happen)

by Teddy Vincent Angert

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Overview

An informative, fun and useful guide to more than 80 common household products

Written by a poison specialist, this indispensable volume gives you accurate, up-to-date and truly useful information about the household products you use the most, including detailed ingredients, safety information and advice on managing accidental exposures.

More than just a first aid how-to guide, The Commonsense Guide to Everyday Poisons describes typical ingredients found in household products and explains what they are, where they come from and what they do. Historical and off-beat information is often included, as well as suggestions for DIY projects.

Armed with this knowledge you can make informed decisions about the products you want in your home, and be prepared for the kind of accidental exposures that can happen at any time.

Products covered include:


  • Acne treatments
  • A&D ointment
  • Air fresheners
  • Ammonia
  • Ant & roach traps
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Antifreeze
  • Automatic dishwasher detergent
  • Baby oil
  • Batteries
  • Bleach, chlorine
  • Bleach, oxygen
  • Borax
  • Bubble solutions
  • Calamine lotion
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Cat box litter
  • CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps)
  • Chalk
  • Citronella tiki torch fuel
  • DEET & other mosquito repellents
  • Degreasers
  • Deodorants & antiperspirants
  • Depilatories (hair removers)
  • Diaper cream (zinc oxide)
  • Diapers (disposable)
  • Drain openers
  • Dry ice
  • Epsom salt
  • Fabric softeners
  • Feces
  • Fels-Naptha
  • Fertilizers
  • Fire extinguishers (dry chemical)
  • Fireworks
  • Flea & tick treatments
  • Floor cleaners
  • Fluoride toothpaste
  • Freon & other refrigerants
  • Gasoline
  • Gentian violet
  • Glass cleaners
  • Glow products
  • Glues & pastes
  • Glycerin suppositories
  • Hair dyes
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Helium
  • Homeopathic products
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Ice packs & heat packs
  • Jalapeno peppers & other capsicums
  • Lanolin
  • Laundry detergents
  • Lice treatments
  • Magnets
  • Modeling clays
  • Mold (food)
  • Mothballs
  • Mouthwash
  • Nail polish
  • Nail polish remover
  • Oven cleaners
  • Paint (interior & exterior)
  • Pepper spray & other defense sprays
  • Perfume, cologne & other fragrances
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Pool chemicals
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Silica gel
  • Slug & snail killers
  • Soaps & washes
  • Sunscreens
  • Sunless tanners
  • Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
  • Teething gel (benzocaine)
  • Thermometers (liquid in glass)
  • Toilet bowl cleaners
  • Urine
  • Washing soda (sodium carbonate)
  • Witch hazel

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692196120
Publisher: Teddy Vincent Angert
Publication date: 09/19/2018
Pages: 198
Sales rank: 1,224,245
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Teddy Vincent Angert is a Portland, Oregon author and mother of two who spent most of her nursing career at poison control, where she achieved national recognition as a Certified Specialist in Poison Information (CSPI). She believes facts are the antidote to fear.

Table of Contents

Contents

What are Everyday Poisons? 5

Why a Commonsense Guide? 7

What about chemicals? 8

Stuff parents say . . . 9

Poisoning First Aid

Ingestions & Oral Exposures 14

Eye Exposures 16

Skin Exposures 18

Inhalation Exposures 19

Product Listings

Toxicity terms 21

Acne treatments 22

A&D ointment 24

Air fresheners 26

Ammonia 28

Ant & roach traps 30

Antibiotic ointment 32

Antifreeze 34

Automatic dishwasher detergent 36

Baby oil 38

Batteries 40

Bleach, chlorine 42

Bleach, oxygen 44

Borax 46

Bubble solutions 48

Calamine lotion 50

Carbon monoxide 52

Cat box litter 54

CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps) 56

Chalk 58

Citronella tiki torch fuel 60

DEET & other mosquito repellents 62

Degreasers 64

Deodorants & antiperspirants 66

Depilatories (hair removers) 68

Diaper cream (zinc oxide) 70

Diapers (disposable) 72

Drain openers 74

Dry ice 76

Epsom salt 77

Fabric softeners 78

Feces 80

Fels-Naptha 82

Fertilizers 84

Fire extinguisher (dry chemical) 86

Fireworks 88

Flea & tick treatments 90

Floor cleaners 92

Fluoride toothpaste 94

Freon & other refrigerants 96

Gasoline 98

Gentian violet 100

Glass cleaners 102

Glow products 104

Glues & pastes 106

Glycerin suppositories 108

Hair dyes 110

Hand sanitizers 112

Helium 114

Homeopathic products 115

Hydrocortisone cream 116

Hydrogen peroxide 118

Ice packs & heat packs 120

Jalapeno peppers & other capsicums 122

Lanolin 124

Laundry detergents 126

Lice treatments 128

Magnets 130

Modeling clays 132

Mold (food) 134

Mothballs 136

Mouthwash 138

Nail polish 140

Nail polish remover 142

Oven cleaners 144

Paint (interior & exterior) 146

Pepper spray & other defense sprays 148

Perfume, cologne & other fragrances 150

Petroleum jelly 152

Pool chemicals 154

Rubbing alcohol 156

Silica gel 158

Slug & snail killers 160

Soaps & washes 162

Sunscreens 164

Sunless tanners 166

Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) 168

Teething gel (benzocaine) 170

Thermometers (liquid in glass) 172

Toilet bowl cleaners 174

Urine 176

Washing soda (sodium carbonate) 178

Witch hazel 180

Index 182

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