NAPHTHALENE

Project Description

Found in: mothballs, and some other pest repellants, as well as in deodorizers.

Health Risks:  This registered pesticide is listed as a suspected carcinogen in California. As a reproductive toxin, it is transported across the placenta and can cause blood damage.  It can cause liver and kidney damage, and corneal damage and cataracts.  Skin exposure is especially dangerous to newborns.