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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.
Researchers develop novel technique for detecting ALK rearrangements in non-small cell lung cancers

Researchers develop novel technique for detecting ALK rearrangements in non-small cell lung cancers

Covaris introduces truXTRAC High Throughput FFPE DNA Extraction & Purification Kit at 2014 AGBT

Covaris introduces truXTRAC High Throughput FFPE DNA Extraction & Purification Kit at 2014 AGBT

New sensor system provides high-quality indoor air without energy losses linked with ventilation

New sensor system provides high-quality indoor air without energy losses linked with ventilation

Researchers reveal how genetic susceptibility plays large role in cancer risk

Researchers reveal how genetic susceptibility plays large role in cancer risk

Study: Electronic cigarettes may involuntarily expose non-users to nicotine

Study: Electronic cigarettes may involuntarily expose non-users to nicotine

Biohit Oyj to distribute Dynex automated ELISA systems with Gastropanel

Biohit Oyj to distribute Dynex automated ELISA systems with Gastropanel

Burning incense generates indoor air pollutants that may cause inflammation in human lung cells

Burning incense generates indoor air pollutants that may cause inflammation in human lung cells

Case report reveals that sugar substitutes may adversely affect endocrine health

Case report reveals that sugar substitutes may adversely affect endocrine health

Scientists create new strain of polio to protect vaccine factory workers

Scientists create new strain of polio to protect vaccine factory workers

Cells lose ability to defend against transposons as they age

Cells lose ability to defend against transposons as they age

JAMA column outlines need for frozen, larger specimens in DNA-sequencing era

JAMA column outlines need for frozen, larger specimens in DNA-sequencing era

Small numbers of ANA- and RP-negative patients with systemic sclerosis

Small numbers of ANA- and RP-negative patients with systemic sclerosis

Formaldehyde levels ‘concerning’ in US child care facilities

Formaldehyde levels ‘concerning’ in US child care facilities

Researchers find environmental contaminants in day care centers

Researchers find environmental contaminants in day care centers

Multi-system exposure related illness (MERI)

Multi-system exposure related illness (MERI)

Viewpoints: Romney's views on health care still mysterious; Treating the dying patient

Viewpoints: Romney's views on health care still mysterious; Treating the dying patient

BGI Tech achieves whole exome sequencing analysis of total degraded DNA from FFPE samples

BGI Tech achieves whole exome sequencing analysis of total degraded DNA from FFPE samples

Simpler and more accurate way to test for prostate cancer

Simpler and more accurate way to test for prostate cancer

Allergy and asthma linked to the air pupils breathe

Allergy and asthma linked to the air pupils breathe

ONPRC researchers discover new method to create safe and effective vaccines

ONPRC researchers discover new method to create safe and effective vaccines