Which Household Products and Cleaners Are the Most Dangerous?

List: Posted: 04/04/11

There are many household products at your cleaning supply store that can make it much easier to clean and maintain your home. Even so, these household products can also be extremely dangerous, particularly to children and pets. Understanding which household products can be the most deadly can help to keep your loved one safe and protected.

Air fresheners rank among the most dangerous household products due to the number of dangerous chemicals they contain. They can easily irritate the lungs if used in a poorly ventilated or confined space. Be sure to keep a window open in any space you frequently treat with air freshener, or switch to heated essential oils instead.


Ammonia is one of the most common household products, but it can also be extremely volatile, especially when combined with other household products. In addition, it can result in a chemical burn if it comes into contact with the skin.


Antifreeze is also considered to be a highly dangerous household product. If swallowed, it can be poisonous. Breathing antifreeze fumes can result in dizziness, sickness and vomiting.

Other dangerous household products include bleach as well as drain cleaners. These cleaners should never be mixed with other household products, which can be extremely dangerous and possibly even deadly due to the fumes that can be produced.

You might not think so but laundry detergent can be dangerous as well due to the number of chemicals that most laundry detergents contains. Ingesting detergents can result in convulsion, vomiting and nausea. 


Oven cleaners can also be dangerous based on the particular type of composition.  Some oven cleaners have a base that is extremely corrosive. If swallowed, they can be deadly.

The best way to protect your loved ones from the dangers of common household cleaning products is to ensure they remain out of reached, and used only as directed. 

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