Copper sulfate, or copper sulfates, are a group of chemicals commonly used to disinfect surfaces.
They are found in cleaning products, industrial cleaners, coatings on food, furniture, carpeting, and even your car, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
It’s worth about $1.5 billion a year, according the EPA.
But copper sulfated copper has a high toxicity.
For instance, copper sulfites are highly toxic to people and can cause skin irritation and death.
They also can lead to lung damage, pneumonia, and death, according with the EPA’s website.
Copper sulfates also have been linked to kidney and liver problems.
“The copper sulfite compound is used in so many different ways, and the amount of copper sulfide that can be used in a day varies by country and company,” said Paul A. Zoll, Ph.
D., a professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
“There’s no one right way to use copper sulfides.
Some people use it in so much that they have to take it with them when they leave the workplace.”
A common way to reduce the toxicity of copper-containing cleaners and coatings is to use sulfites in water.
But in addition to copper sulfating, sulfates can be added to copper plumbing to add corrosion protection, according Zoll.
“It can be a really important step in preventing skin damage,” said Zoll’s son, Daniel.
Daniel, 18, said he was worried that he was about to develop a skin cancer.
“I didn’t think it would be this bad, but it did,” he said.
“My mom had a very strict diet.
She didn’t want to take a lot of food out of the house, but she didn’t like eating too much food, so she would make sure that she did eat at least five pieces of food per day.”
She didn’t take too much, and it made me feel good about myself.
“He said his mom used to be very careful with the amount that she used.
But now, she only takes one or two pieces of cooking or cleaning products per day, which is much less than when he was younger.”
For now, Daniel is working to improve his health and keep up with school. “
If it wasn’t for the toxins, I would’ve never gotten sick, so I’m not really worried about it.”
For now, Daniel is working to improve his health and keep up with school.
He hopes to pursue a career in electrical engineering and is planning on working on projects for companies like Google.
“Hopefully, I can find a job after school,” he told ABC News.
“At least I’m going to be able to go to college.”
ABC News’ Andrea Lefebvre contributed to this report.