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We live in a world of chemicals. Unfortunately, some of the characteristics that make household chemical products the most useful are the same qualities that lead to trouble when these products are carelessly handled. A chemical stain or spot is a serious kind of stain that is appearing with increasing frequency and is different from ordinary stains. This type of discoloration or color is caused by a variety of chemical ingredients contains in dozens of common household products.

This NebFact discusses the different chemical spots, stains and discolorations that are found in your home furnishings.