The household products that contain nitric acid include the Cascade Automatic Dishwashing Liquigel and Cascade Dishwashing Detergent Gel, Fresh Scent, according to the Household Products Database of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Cascade Automatic Dishwashing Liquigel is likely to cause vomiting when swallowed.
Nitric acid brings a medium level of health concern because health experts suspect that it causes cardiovascular or blood toxicity, according to GoodGuide. It also potentially causes respiratory toxicity and skin or sense organ toxicity. Ingestion of a product containing nitric acid can lead to adverse affects at low doses.
Eye contact and skin contact with Cascade Automatic Dishwashing Liquigel can cause mild irritation, according to the Household Products Database. Signs and symptoms of exposure include stinging, tearing, swelling, itching and eye redness. Prolonged contact with undiluted material can lead to transient skin irritation. Cascade Dishwashing Detergent Gel, Fresh Scent is toxic when swallowed or put in the mouth. It also possibly irritates the eyes or skin. It should not be combined with other cleaning products, including dishwashing liquids and ammonia, because the combination can produce dangerous fumes. Signs and symptoms of exposure include mouth and gastrointestinal tract irritation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It can cause stinging, tearing, itching or swelling when in contact with the eyes.