Hazardous Chemicals


Updated on March 11, 2018



Drop off at the Oakland Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility.


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

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

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