Hazardous Chemicals

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Updated on November 27, 2018

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Instructions

Dispose of at one of the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste (ACHHW) Facilities: Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, or Livermore.

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Alternatives

The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety makes a pocket guide to Chemical Hazards available online, and in mobile app and PDF format. While intended for occupational use, the guide is also helpful for evaluating which chemicals are regulated as hazardous materials.

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Facts

7,700 chemicals – this reflects chemicals produced in what EPA considers “significant amounts” and widely used in commerce. Only 1% have been tested for safety.

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