Department of Health Services Logo

 

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Chemical Hazards A-Z
Fact Sheets

 

0-9  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 
 

The following fact sheets are designed to provide basic information about toxic chemical exposure for the general public and health professionals. Each fact sheet provides a brief overview of a specific chemical, common exposure pathways, and possible health risks.

Note: These fact sheets do not represent all toxic chemicals. The fact sheets are to support, but not replace, professional toxicological consultation. 


0-9
1,2-Dichloroethane (DCA)
1,1-Dichloroethylene (DCE)
1,2-Dichloropropane (DCP)
2,4 Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid
1,4 Dioxane (PDF, 121 KB)

Back to Top

A
Aluminum (PDF, 30 KB)
Ammonia
Aromatic Concentrates 
Arsenic  
Atrazine

Back to Top

B
Bacteria in water (PDF, 48 KB)
Blue-Green Algae (cyanobacteria)

Back to Top

C
CO
Cadmium
Carbon Black
Carbon Dioxide
Carbon Monoxide
Carbon Tetrachloride
Chlorine
Chloroform
Chromium (PDF, 35 KB)
Crystalline Silica (sand mining)
Cyanide
Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae)
Cyclopentadiene

Back to Top

D
1,2-Dichloroethance (DCA)
1,1-Dichloroethylene (DCE)
1,2-Dichloropropane (DCP)
2,4 Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid
Dicyclopentadiene

Back to Top

E
Ethylene Dibromide (EDB)

Back to Top

F
Formaldehyde
Freons
Fuel Oil
Fuel Oil-spills in home

Back to Top

G
Gasoline

Back to Top

L
Lead Arsenate Pesticides
Lead in Soil from Exterior Lead Paint
Lead in Venison
Lead Poisoning in Children

Back to Top

M
Manganese
Manure Contamination (PDF, 61 KB)
Mercury, General Information
Mercury, Spills and Clean Up
Methamphetamine Labs (meth labs)
Methane
Methylene Chloride
Methyltertbutylether (MTBE)
Mold
Molybdenum (PDF, 301 KB)

Back to Top

N
Naphthalene
Nitrogen Dioxide

Back to Top

P
PCE (Tetrachloroethylene)
Pharmaceuticals
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

Back to Top

R
Radon
Respirable Crystalline Silica (from sand mining)
Rubber Playground Cover (PDF, 65 KB)

Back to Top

S
Sewer Gas
Sodium in Water (PDF, 23 KB)
Strontium 
Sulfur Dioxide

Back to Top

T
Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)
Tolulene
Treated Wood Products
1,1,1- Trichloroethane
Trichloroethylene (TCE)

Back to Top

V
Vapor Intrusion, Chemical
Vermiculite Insulation, Asbestos in
Vinyl Chloride

Back to Top


These fact sheets have been prepared by staff professionals in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health, and summarize information about specific chemicals. This is not intended to be a complete listing of all possible chemicals or their effects. Fact sheets do not refer to work exposure or emergency situations. For information on chemical emergency preparedness and response in the state of Wisconsin, visit the Department's Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Response webpage.

For more information on these or other chemicals, contact:

PDF: The free Adobe Reader software is needed to view and print portable document format (PDF) files.  Learn more.

Back to Environmental Health Resources

Last Revised:  July 10, 2014