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Formaldehyde is a colorless, flammable, strong-smelling chemical that is used to manufacture building materials and to produce many household products. Formaldehyde sources in the home include pressed-wood products, cigarette smoke, and fuel-burning appliances. When exposed to formaldehyde, some individuals may experience various short-term health effects. Formaldehyde has been classified as a known human carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and as a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Research studies of workers exposed to formaldehyde have suggested an association between formaldehyde exposure and cancers of the nasal sinuses, nasopharynx, and brain, and possibly leukemia.
Hair straightening chemicals linked to uterine cancer risk

Hair straightening chemicals linked to uterine cancer risk

Women using chemical hair straightening products at higher risk for uterine cancer

Women using chemical hair straightening products at higher risk for uterine cancer

If you’re worried about the environment, consider being composted when you die

If you’re worried about the environment, consider being composted when you die

Can SARS-CoV-2 transmission occur from an infected dead body?

Can SARS-CoV-2 transmission occur from an infected dead body?

Hydrogen peroxide kills 99.99% of SARS-CoV-2 on fabrics in 30 seconds

Hydrogen peroxide kills 99.99% of SARS-CoV-2 on fabrics in 30 seconds

New approaches for getting and maximizing usable DNA from decades-old pickled specimens

New approaches for getting and maximizing usable DNA from decades-old pickled specimens

New scientific statement highlights the cardiopulmonary effects of e-cigarette use among adolescents

New scientific statement highlights the cardiopulmonary effects of e-cigarette use among adolescents

Study identifies cancer biomarkers based on a type of genetic modification

Study identifies cancer biomarkers based on a type of genetic modification

Study explores SARS-CoV-2 RNA genome's functional interactions with host cell

Study explores SARS-CoV-2 RNA genome's functional interactions with host cell

UW Medicine responds to social media posts about specimens of fetuses with anomalies

UW Medicine responds to social media posts about specimens of fetuses with anomalies

Histopathologic and molecular effects in the placenta after SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy

Histopathologic and molecular effects in the placenta after SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy

Rapid evidence summary on SARS-CoV-2 surface survival and efficacy of ozone machines against SARS-CoV-2

Rapid evidence summary on SARS-CoV-2 surface survival and efficacy of ozone machines against SARS-CoV-2

Study suggests synthetic SARS-CoV-2 S glycoprotein coated lipid vesicles are an effective vaccine candidate

Study suggests synthetic SARS-CoV-2 S glycoprotein coated lipid vesicles are an effective vaccine candidate

New and improved method for imaging the structure of neural connections

New and improved method for imaging the structure of neural connections

Researchers create new monoclonal antibody treatment effective against both Delta and Omicron

Researchers create new monoclonal antibody treatment effective against both Delta and Omicron

Research reveals components of Sinbis virus ribonucleoproteins

Research reveals components of Sinbis virus ribonucleoproteins

Study shows efficacy of gamma irradiation of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate in mouse model

Study shows efficacy of gamma irradiation of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate in mouse model

Spike-containing virus-like particles induce robust sterilizing immunity against SARS-CoV-2 in macaques

Spike-containing virus-like particles induce robust sterilizing immunity against SARS-CoV-2 in macaques

DRI scientists awarded NIH grant to study the formation of dangerous compounds by e-cigarettes

DRI scientists awarded NIH grant to study the formation of dangerous compounds by e-cigarettes

Study examines SARS-CoV-2 replication in cells using super-resolution microscopy

Study examines SARS-CoV-2 replication in cells using super-resolution microscopy