4 Medications You Might Not Know Are Hazardous
Chemotherapy drugs. They’re classified as an antineoplastic drug, along with cytotoxic and oncology drugs. Working with these substances during pregnancy could impact a woman’s chance of miscarriage or having a child with a birth defect.
Lindane. This substance is formulated in low concentrations in shampoo to treat head lice and is only applied for brief periods of time. It’s highly toxic to humans, which means it has to be kept out of drinking water.
Inhalers. Although the drugs inside inhalers aren’t considered hazardous, they are stored in compressed gas; this means they could be combustible.
Nicotine, depending on the state where you practice. This substance was reevaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency in January 2020 for removal as hazardous, but not all states have adopted this change.