Naphthalene, also known as tar camphor, is a white crystalline solid with a distinctive Mothball odor. Naphthalene is available to the public as a pest repellant and is frequently contained in Mothballs, Moth Flakes and Toilet Bowl Deodorizers.
Naphthalene can enter your system through inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, and eye and skin contact. Naphthalene may produce possible damage to eyes, liver, kidneys, skin, red blood cells, and the central nervous system. Hemolytic anemia, caused by the breakdown of red blood cells, has been reported following immediate and long-term exposure. Infants exposed to clothes, blankets, or diapers stored with Naphthalene Mothballs are at risk for hemolytic anemia,
Products containing Naphthalene should be disposed of as a hazardous waste.
Free Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
If you are a resident of Clark County or one of its cities, you may dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste products at any of the following HHW collection programs. Business-generated hazardous waste will not be accepted.
Eligible senior and citizens with disabilities who are unable to transport HHW to a collection site or event may call (360) 397-6118 ext. 4352 to see if they qualify for a free home pick up.
Fixed Collection Facilities
Satellite Collection Events