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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.
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

Exposure to carcinogenic compounds can come with inhalation of vaporized cannabis oil, study shows

Exposure to carcinogenic compounds can come with inhalation of vaporized cannabis oil, study shows

New disposable sensor device can identify disease markers in breath

New disposable sensor device can identify disease markers in breath

Studies show harmful links between use of e-cigarettes and bladder cancer risk

Studies show harmful links between use of e-cigarettes and bladder cancer risk

Formaldehyde exposure not linked to leukemia, research shows

Formaldehyde exposure not linked to leukemia, research shows

Study: Harmful chemicals go undisclosed in numerous routine, unregulated oil and gas operations

Study: Harmful chemicals go undisclosed in numerous routine, unregulated oil and gas operations

Flavors in e-cigarettes linked to increasing use among youth and young adults

Flavors in e-cigarettes linked to increasing use among youth and young adults

GASERA introduces disruptive analyzer to protect humans from acute health problems

GASERA introduces disruptive analyzer to protect humans from acute health problems

Fraunhofer scientists develop new method to irradiate pathogens using low-energy-electrons

Fraunhofer scientists develop new method to irradiate pathogens using low-energy-electrons

Flavored e-cigarette vapor contains dangerous levels of hazardous chemicals, new research reports

Flavored e-cigarette vapor contains dangerous levels of hazardous chemicals, new research reports

How to improve your chromatin immunoprecipitation experiments

How to improve your chromatin immunoprecipitation experiments

Chromatrap develops new range of optimised ChIP assay kits for genetic research

Chromatrap develops new range of optimised ChIP assay kits for genetic research

Scientists identify factors that affect levels of toxic compounds in e-cigarette vapor

Scientists identify factors that affect levels of toxic compounds in e-cigarette vapor

MIT researchers develop novel method for multiscale imaging of the brain tissue

MIT researchers develop novel method for multiscale imaging of the brain tissue

NYUCD awarded $1.6M grant to explore biological and physiological effects of e-cig use on oral health

NYUCD awarded $1.6M grant to explore biological and physiological effects of e-cig use on oral health

Scientists develop CRISPRainbow to study genome structure in real time

Scientists develop CRISPRainbow to study genome structure in real time