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Toxic Free Tips

We're fostering sustainability, preventing pollution, and ensuring safe waste management.

April 2012 UPDATE - Due to state budget cuts, the Toxic Free Tips e-mail and phone services have been discontinued.  This website was updated in April 2012 and contains useful information about toxic products and safer alternatives that are available. 

For information about chemical hazards in your community, phone 1-800-633-7585, and press “2”.

Toxic Free Tips is an information resource for households, schools, and workers. Toxic Free Tips and the Washington Department of Ecology do not endorse any product, business, or political cause. Our goal is to provide you with current, high-quality information so that you can stay informed and make safer choices about toxics in everyday products.


chemicals  TOXIC CHEMICALS AND HAZARDS
                           A-Z list of toxic hazards, plus links to possible health effects.
shopper's guide  SHOPPER'S GUIDE
                           Information about products and safer alternatives.
recycling  RECYCLING AND SAFE WASTE DISPOSAL
                           Where and what you can recycle. Also, contacts for your local household                            hazardous waste program.
safer schools  SAFER SCHOOLS AND CHILDREN
                           Protect kids from toxics where they live, learn, and play. Fun learning activities                            for children.
research  RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
                           Research, publications, and policy resources about toxics in your environment.
community  COMMUNITY RESOURCES
                           The impact of toxics on communities and funds available to protect them.
floods  FLOOD AND STORM CLEANUP
                           Tips to manage hazardous products in your home in case of a flood.

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CURRENT TOPICS


Hazards on the Homefront Teachers Guide

Tips for Household Cleaners

Consumer alerts and recalls

Electronics Recycling

Washington Green Schools