Toxics in Products

DTSC is committed to reducing, if not eliminating, toxic chemicals in products. It also promotes the proper disposal, and recycling of products that have reached the end of their useful life.

What to do when a product contains toxics


Mercury thermostats must be recycled. Where’s the closest place to recycle? A/C technicians should watch this video.


cadmiumin jewelry

Lead and Cadmium in Jewelry law. What consumers and retailers should know.



See what household items can't go in the trash.

Lead in Plumbing

DTSC samples plumbing products for lead content.

Where to throw away:

DTSC Reports