We at KMB Maintenance use the products above
to control the scent of urine in men's bathrooms, for those clients that want to
have them. We call them Urinal Pucks, or Urinal Mints. We use 1 to
1 1/2 per urinal. We try to keep
the OSHA STANDARD of 75 ppm (450 mg/m3.) For those concerned about health hazard
we can install and maintain timed aerosol sprays. For
more information simply call us! 514-812-5111
We at KMB Maintenance believe properly cleaned and maintained restrooms requires little or no pucks at all, but if you want them, below is a list of possible side effects.
Paradichlorobenzene is a white solid crystal with a wet oily surface. It is volatile and gives off penetrating mothball-like odors. Paradichlorobenzene is commonly found in mothballs, moth crystals, and in diaper, toilet, and room deodorizers.
Inhalation may result in headache, swollen eyes, stuffy head, anorexia (loss of appetite), nausea, vomiting, and throat and eye irritation. With prolonged skin contact, allergies and skin irritation have been reported. Symptoms from ingestion include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, liver and kidney damage, and methemoglobianemia (which interferes with the uptake of oxygen).
The lack of convincing reports of human and animal toxicity supports the notion that paradichlorobenzene has a lower order of acute toxicity than naphthalene, which is also commonly used as a moth repellent.