Dryer Sheets

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While some laundry products can be a hazard to young children, dryer sheets aren’t typically one of them. Dryer sheets are squares of wispy disposable fabric like polyester that contain fabric softeners and chemicals, which give them a pleasant fragrance, but the amount of these chemicals is low. 

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Vitamin C

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Vitamin C is found naturally in foods such as citrus fruit, tomatoes, and leafy vegetables. As a supplement it comes in several forms, including tablets, gummies, powders, and hard lozenges.

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Cut Flower Food

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If you’ve bought or received flowers, you’ve likely come across Floralife®, a product that is meant to keep cut flowers fresh. This small package of white powder is certified non-toxic, but it is still not intended for ingestion. 

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Magic Eraser

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The Magic Eraser is a melamine foam sponge (like a very fine sandpaper) which is able to clean items such as ceramic stove tops, dirty hubcaps, and can even remove crayon markings from walls. The ability of this sponge to clean messes where other cleaners have failed makes it appear to be “magic”.

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Antibiotic Ointment

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Most antibiotic ointments available over-the-counter are a petrolatum base and contain three antibiotics: bacitracin, neomycin and polymyxin B. It is used to help prevent infection for cuts, scrapes, burns and other minor injuries.

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Fireworks

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Fireworks are available in many different forms, and are used to entertain crowds with their noise, smoke, colors, and light. Fireworks typically come in a thick paper or cardboard tube, with the flammable powder inside the tubes.

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Bath Water

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Babies and toddlers love to play during bath time. At some point all children will ingest bath water by sucking on a wet washcloth or drinking from a bath tub toy or cup.

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Witch Hazel

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Witch hazel is a plant that has been used for centuries to make medicine. Today, you’re likely to find witch hazel in a drugstore, where it is sold as an astringent for the skin.

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VapoRub

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Parents and grandparents have relied on products like Vicks VapoRubⓇ for decades. Also called chest rub or vaporizing rub, these products typically contain a combination of camphor, menthol, and eucalyptus oil.

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Shaving Cream

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Shaving cream is a fluffy white cream used on the face or body when shaving the skin. The ingredients, which include soaps, surfactant, and propellant, are mildly toxic, but not serious if ingested in small amounts.

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