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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.
Does it make sense to delay children’s vaccines?

Does it make sense to delay children’s vaccines?

Study emphasize need for educational outreach, policy change to reduce health hazards at salons

Study emphasize need for educational outreach, policy change to reduce health hazards at salons

New genetically modified common houseplant purifies air around it

New genetically modified common houseplant purifies air around it

Genetically modified houseplant can efficiently detoxify indoor air

Genetically modified houseplant can efficiently detoxify indoor air

Nail polish labels that promote fewer ingredients are not necessarily safer

Nail polish labels that promote fewer ingredients are not necessarily safer

New book explores unlikely origins of food regulation

New book explores unlikely origins of food regulation

Study: Treating e-cigarettes like cigarettes could lead to misguided research and policy initiatives

Study: Treating e-cigarettes like cigarettes could lead to misguided research and policy initiatives

FDA launches new comprehensive effort to educate kids about dangers of e-cigarettes

FDA launches new comprehensive effort to educate kids about dangers of e-cigarettes

Considerable amounts of cancer-causing chemicals gets absorbed by lungs during vaping

Considerable amounts of cancer-causing chemicals gets absorbed by lungs during vaping

E-cigarettes can damage DNA and increase the risk of cancer, say researchers

E-cigarettes can damage DNA and increase the risk of cancer, say researchers

Vaping may modify DNA

Vaping may modify DNA

Study reveals role of RUNX proteins in DNA repair

Study reveals role of RUNX proteins in DNA repair

People using low rather than high nicotine e-cigarettes may be vaping more intensely, study finds

People using low rather than high nicotine e-cigarettes may be vaping more intensely, study finds

Formaldehyde risk found to be higher in e-cigarettes than originally thought

Formaldehyde risk found to be higher in e-cigarettes than originally thought

Five facts to help teens make informed decisions about vaping

Five facts to help teens make informed decisions about vaping

Mice study illustrates potential risks associated with prion transmission

Mice study illustrates potential risks associated with prion transmission

Rutgers studies highlight need for salon clients, workers to protect themselves from health risks

Rutgers studies highlight need for salon clients, workers to protect themselves from health risks

Frequent salon visits linked to more instances of dermal and fungal symptoms in clients

Frequent salon visits linked to more instances of dermal and fungal symptoms in clients

Inexpensive soy filters could lead to better air purification

Inexpensive soy filters could lead to better air purification

Neurohistology: how whole slide scanning impacts workflow

Neurohistology: how whole slide scanning impacts workflow