Formaldehyde

Produced at volumes of more than 6 billion pounds per year, formaldehyde is a colorless, flammable gas with a pungent odor that is a known carcinogen. It is used in many consumer products and building materials, including those in mobile trailers.
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Heavy Metals (Mercury, Arsenic, and Lead)

Mercury, arsenic, and lead are found naturally in the earth, but just because they’re natural chemical elements doesn’t mean they’re harmless. They are heavy metals with a long history of industrial and personal use—and just as long of a history of harming human health.
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Hexane

Hexane is a solvent widely used as an industrial cleaner and degreaser and is an ingredient in many consumer products. Easily inhaled or absorbed through the skin, hexane has been recognized for more than 40 years to cause long-lasting and even permanent nerve damage in feet, legs, hands, and arms.
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Hexavalent Chromium

A legacy pollutant that can contaminate soil and water supplies for decades, hexavalent chromium is a widespread contaminant at hazardous waste sites and in drinking water.
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Methylene Chloride

Easily inhaled, methylene chloride converts to carbon monoxide once inside the body—making it especially dangerous for people with heart or lung disease, and pregnant women.
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Persistent, Bioaccumulative, Toxicants (PBTs)

Chemicals that are persistent in the environment, bioaccumulate in people and/or wildlife, and are toxic are called PBTs. Because of these features, as long as they remain in commerce and may therefore be released into the environment, they will threaten the health of humans and wildlife.
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PCBs and DDT

PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and DDT (dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane) are chemicals that were banned more than 30 years ago, but our air, water, land, and bodies are so contaminated that decades of cleanup efforts have yet to eliminate their threats to our health.
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Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs)

Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) are a family of fluorine-containing chemicals with unique properties to make materials stain- and stick-resistant. Some PFCs are incredibly resistant to breakdown and are turning up in unexpected places around the world.
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Phthalates

Phthalates are a class of chemicals used in plastics, personal care products, and other everyday products. Whether inhaled, ingested, or absorbed across the skin, some phthalates are considered toxic to the human reproductive system.
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Toxic Flame Retardants (PBDEs)

PBDEs, or polybrominated diphenyl ethers, are industrial toxic chemicals, used for more than 30 years, to retard flame in consumer electronic plastics, furniture, and mattresses.
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Toxic Flame Retardants (TDCP and TCEP)

The flame retardants TDCP and TCEP, which are found in a wide variety of household products—including strollers, couches and chairs — are suspected to cause cancer, and neurological and reproductive harm.
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Tricholoroethylene (TCE)

TCE is a harmful chemical commonly found in air and identified as a water pollutant in numerous groundwater aquifers. TCE has been linked to cancer in multiple organs, harms the respiratory and nervous system and has been associated with birth defects.
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Vinyl Chloride

Vinyl chloride is used to make polyvinyl chloride (PVC). From production through disposal, vinyl chloride threatens health and contaminates the environment.
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