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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.
E-cigarettes damage cells in ways that could lead to cancer

E-cigarettes damage cells in ways that could lead to cancer

Flavoring chemicals in e-cigarettes linked to severe respiratory disease

Flavoring chemicals in e-cigarettes linked to severe respiratory disease

Containing Airborne Contaminants

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Allergic response can be unexpected clue in medical mystery

Researchers to design, test sensors to protect firefighters from respiratory damage and illnesses

Researchers to design, test sensors to protect firefighters from respiratory damage and illnesses

E-cigarettes becoming more widely available in developing countries

E-cigarettes becoming more widely available in developing countries

Case Western cancer researchers develop algorithm to detect DNA copy-number alterations in tumors

Case Western cancer researchers develop algorithm to detect DNA copy-number alterations in tumors

Current tobacco control policies are softening the smoking population, shows UCSF study

Current tobacco control policies are softening the smoking population, shows UCSF study

New device tracks chemical messages that regulate cell growth

New device tracks chemical messages that regulate cell growth

Highly efficient ChIP assay kit for FFPE samples

Highly efficient ChIP assay kit for FFPE samples

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Differences in mechanical, chemical makeup of e-cigarettes can have adverse effects on human health

NIH-sponsored Phase 1 clinical trial evaluates novel investigational West Nile virus vaccine

NIH-sponsored Phase 1 clinical trial evaluates novel investigational West Nile virus vaccine

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Discovery offers simpler, more cost-effective way to grow stem cells

VTT develops easy-to-use ketosis test that can benefit diabetics and dieters

VTT develops easy-to-use ketosis test that can benefit diabetics and dieters

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'Green' fragranced products may also emit carcinogenic hazardous air pollutants

Johns Hopkins researchers reveal that e-cigarettes weaken immune system

Johns Hopkins researchers reveal that e-cigarettes weaken immune system

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Viewpoints: Va. GOP's 'Medicaid charade'; Paul Ryan's health Rx for poverty; giving the sick unapproved drugs

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High-voltage e-cigarettes may expose users to increased levels of toxic chemicals

Study: Infants are exposed to high levels of chemical emissions from crib mattresses

Study: Infants are exposed to high levels of chemical emissions from crib mattresses

Pre-moistened wipes linked to dramatic rise in allergic reactions, says dermatologist

Pre-moistened wipes linked to dramatic rise in allergic reactions, says dermatologist