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

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

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Researchers receive a DKK 6 million grant to examine the chemicals in indoor air

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California law banning toxic chemicals in cosmetics will transform industry

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