Petroleum distillates

Also known as naphthas; see toluene, xylene, benzene, napthalene, and Stoddard solvent.

Group of chemicals obtained from the petroleum-refining process. Eye, skin, and respiratory irritants. Neurotoxic effects can lead to organic brain damage. Many petroleum products are carcinogenic. Found in heavy-duty cleaners, laundry stain removers, furniture polishes, car waxes, lice shampoos, home and garden pesticides, and flea-control products.