Get this from a library toxic threat how hazardous substances poison our lives stephen james zipko describes hazardous substances in our environment how they get there and the problems they cause. A study by the environmental protection agency found that potentially hazardous chemicals can commonly be found in fragrances toxic chemicals like benzaldehyde camphor ethyl acetate benzyl acetate linalool acetone and methylene chloride can when inhaled cause dizziness nausea drowsiness irritation to throat eyes skin and lungs kidney damage and headaches. Perhaps areas in our lives we havent given any thought to these are hazardous chemicals it indicates some highly toxic substances are in the air some of you may have heard in the . Talking about waste toxic vs hazardous waste oftentimes the words we use to describe wastes that can pose an environmental or public health threat are chosen almost interchangeably the same waste is sometimes called hazardous today and toxic tomorrow. Chemicals and hazardous substances on june 22 2016 president obama signed the frank r lautenberg chemical safety for the 21 st century act which updates the toxic substances control act learn more about the new law find summary information and read frequently asked questions
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