From Lysol to Liquid-Plumr to steel-wool scrubbing pads, The Daily Beast ranks the most dangerous products that might be lurking under your sink.
De-toxification has become a growing trend. Whether detoxing your body with juice fasts, eschewing BPAs, or choosing only organic products—from beauty supplies to food and clothing—more people than ever are concerned about what's going into our homes and bodies. Despite the renewed attention, plenty of toxins remain in products we use every day, especially common household cleaning products, which can have dire health effects.
To compile a list of the most toxic cleaning products, we turned to the experts at Good Guide, a leading authority on consumer-product assessment based on health, green-consciousness, and social responsibility. Each product was ranked based on its health rating, but ties were broken according to its overall score that also includes scores for societal and environmental impact.
The health score is presented in whole numbers on a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 be the least toxic.