Most Toxic Home-Cleaning Products, from Lysol to Liquid-Plumr

From Lysol to Liquid-Plumr, The Daily Beast ranks the most dangerous products lurking under your sink.

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.

16 (tie), Liquid-Plumr Clog Remover

Good Guide health rating: 3.0

Maker: The Clorox Company

Potentially harmful ingredient: Sodium hydroxide (low level of concern)

Associated dangers: Suspected of causing respiratory, skin, and sense-organ toxicity

16 (tie), Tuff Stuff Foam Cleaner

Good Guide health rating: 3.0

Maker: Armored Auto Group

Potentially harmful ingredient: Coconut diethanolamide (medium  level of concern), sodium nitrate (medium  level of concern)

Associated dangers: Suspected of causing cancer, immunotoxicity, developmental toxicity, cardiovascular or blood toxicity

13 (tie), Glass Plus Glass & Multi-Surface Cleaner

Good Guide health rating: 3.0

Maker: Reckitt Benckiser

Potentially harmful ingredient: 2-propanol (below threshold level for concern), propylene glycol monomethyl ether (medium  level of concern), propylene glycol (medium  level of concern)

Associated dangers: Suspected of causing reproductive toxicity, immunotoxicity, respiratory toxicity, and gastrointestinal or liver toxicity

13 (tie), Lysol Cling Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Good Guide health rating:  3.0

Maker: Reckitt Benckiser

Potentially harmful ingredient: Oxalic acid (medium  level of concern), ethyl alcohol (medium  level of concern), sodium hydroxide (low level of concern), glyoxal (low level of concern)

Associated dangers: Suspected of causing reproductive toxicity, neurotoxicity, cancer, developmental toxicity, immunotoxicity

13 (tie), Lysol Action Gel

Good Guide health rating: 3.0

Maker: Reckitt Benckiser

Potentially harmful ingredient: Oxalic acid (medium  level of concern), ethyl alcohol (medium  level of concern), sodium hydroxide (low level of concern), n-alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides (low level of concern), glyoxal (low level of concern)

Associated dangers: Suspected of causing reproductive toxicity, neurotoxicity, respiratory toxicity, asthma, cancer, developmental toxicity

11 (tie), Legacy of Clean Bathroom Cleaner, Spray

Good Guide health rating:3.0

Maker: Amway

Potentially harmful ingredient: Propylene glycol monomethyl ether (medium  level of concern), triethanolamine (medium level of concern), sodium lauryl sulfate (below threshold level for concern)

Associated dangers: Suspected of causing reproductive toxicity, gastrointestinal or liver toxicity, immunotoxicity, respiratory toxicity

11 (tie), Legacy of Clean Soft Cleanser

Good Guide health rating: 3.0

Maker: Amway

Potentially harmful ingredient: Propylene glycol (medium level of concern), coconut diethanolamide (medium level of concern)

Associated dangers: Suspected of causing respiratory toxicity, immunotoxicity, cancer

10, Lysol IC Disinfectant Spray

Good Guide health rating: 2.0

Maker: Reckitt Benckiser

Potentially harmful ingredient: Ethyl alcohol (medium level of concern), carbon dioxide (medium level of concern), triethanolamine (medium level of concern)

Associated dangers: Suspected of causing cancer, developmental toxicity, reproductive toxicity, respiratory toxicity

8 (tie), Legacy of Clean L.O.C. Multi-Purpose Towelettes

Good Guide health rating: 2.0

Maker: Amway

Potentially harmful ingredient: Coconut diethanolamide (medium  level of concern), ethyl alcohol (medium  level of concern), triethanolamine (medium  level of concern), sodium laureth sulfate (low level of concern), methylisothiazolinone (low level of concern)

Associated dangers: Suspected of causing skin irritation, cancer, immunotoxicity, respiratory toxicity, skin or sense-organ toxicity

8 (tie), Legacy of Clean All-Purpose Spray Cleaner

Good Guide health rating: 2.0

Maker: Amway

Potentially harmful ingredient: Ethyl alcohol (medium level of concern), triethanolamine (medium level of concern), propylene glycol monomethyl ether (medium level of concern), sodium laureth sulfate (low level of concern)

Associated dangers: Suspected of causing reproductive toxicity, liver toxicity, cancer, developmental toxicity, immunotoxicity, respiratory toxicity

7, Liquid-Plumr Foaming Pipe Snake Clog Remover

Good Guide health rating: 1.0

Maker: The Clorox Company

Potentially harmful ingredient: Sulfuric acid (high level of concern), sodium hydroxide (low level of concern)

Associated dangers: Suspected of causing respiratory toxicity, skin or sense organ toxicity

5 (tie), Resolve Triple-Action Spray

Good Guide health rating: 1.0

Maker: Reckitt Benckiser

Potentially harmful ingredient: Acrylic acid (high level of concern), butylated hydroxytoluene (medium level of concern), methacrylic acid (low level of concern)

Associated dangers: Suspected of causing immunotoxicity, respiratory toxicity

5 (tie), Resolve Multi-Fabric Cleaner

Good Guide health rating: 1.0

Maker: Reckitt Benckiser

Potentially harmful ingredient: Acrylic acid (high level of concern), methacrylic acid (low level of concern), magnesium (ii) nitrate (low level of concern), methylisothiazolinone (low level of concern)

Associated dangers: Suspected of causing immunotoxicity, respiratory toxicity, cardiovascular or blood toxicity, skin or sense organ toxicity

4, Bowl Fresh Toilet Bowl Deodorizer

Good Guide health rating: 1.0

Maker: Willert Home Products

Potentially harmful ingredient: Para-dichlorobenzene (high level of concern)

Associated dangers: Authoritatively recognized to cause cancer, suspected of causing developmental toxicity

3, Rite Aid Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner With Bleach

Good Guide health rating: 1.0

Maker: Rite Aid Corporation

Potentially harmful ingredient: Bromine (high level of concern)

Associated dangers: Suspected of causing endocrine-disrupting effects, gastrointestinal or liver toxicity

1 (tie), Bissell Tough Stain Precleaner

Good Guide health rating: 0

Maker: Bissell

Potentially harmful ingredient: Ethylene oxide (high level of concern)

Associated dangers: Authoritatively recognized to cause cancer, authoritatively classified as neurotoxic to humans

1 (tie), Bissell 2X Natural Orange Formula

Good Guide health rating: 0

Maker: Bissell

Potentially harmful ingredient: Ethylene oxide (high level of concern), propylene glycol (medium level of concern)

Associated dangers: Authoritatively recognized to cause cancer, authoritatively classified as neurotoxic to humans, suspected of causing immunotoxicity, respiratory toxicity