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Toilet cleaners are available as liquids, powders or as in-tank clip-on dispensers. They are often based on sodium hydrogen sulphate, an acidic substance. Many in-tank products contain paradichlorobenzene and a fragrance with a small amount of detergent. Some toilet cleaners may contain bleach.

Health effects
The acidic components of toilet cleaners may cause damage to the skin and eyes. In-tank products containing paradichlorobenzene should be avoided as this chemical has been linked to liver and nerve damage.

Environmental effects
In common with other cleaning agents, these add unnecessary chemicals to our waterways. Never mix the acidic toilet cleaners with bleach because large quantities of chlorine may be produced.

Alternatives
Vinegar and a brisk scrub.

 
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