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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.
Toxic nail varnish at salons raises concerns

Toxic nail varnish at salons raises concerns

Regulatory fight could turn ugly as Congress seeks to overhaul cosmetics regulations

Regulatory fight could turn ugly as Congress seeks to overhaul cosmetics regulations

Terrorist attacks with chemical weapons are a real possibility: Study

Terrorist attacks with chemical weapons are a real possibility: Study

Respiratory problems in homes on the rise due to air freshners

Respiratory problems in homes on the rise due to air freshners

Scientists assess phytoremediation potential in 86 plant species

Scientists assess phytoremediation potential in 86 plant species

Formaldehyde & other chemicals declared carcinogenic: Report

Formaldehyde & other chemicals declared carcinogenic: Report

HHS adds eight substances to 12th Report on Carcinogens

HHS adds eight substances to 12th Report on Carcinogens

American Lung Association releases 2011 annual air quality report

American Lung Association releases 2011 annual air quality report

Certified asthma and allergy friendly bedding in hotel rooms

Certified asthma and allergy friendly bedding in hotel rooms

XTIO2 presents XTI 360 ANTI-GERM SYSTEM to 83rd Academy Award-nominees

XTIO2 presents XTI 360 ANTI-GERM SYSTEM to 83rd Academy Award-nominees

New report highlights wide range of hazardous air pollutants emitted from power plants

New report highlights wide range of hazardous air pollutants emitted from power plants

CPCHE launches multi-year project to promote healthier home energy retrofits

CPCHE launches multi-year project to promote healthier home energy retrofits

Prenatal exposure to coal byproducts can impact early childhood growth

Prenatal exposure to coal byproducts can impact early childhood growth

Widely used fragranced products give off toxic chemicals

Widely used fragranced products give off toxic chemicals

DERMAGENICS Collagen Recovery Cream helps revitalize skin damaged by radiation, chemotherapy

DERMAGENICS Collagen Recovery Cream helps revitalize skin damaged by radiation, chemotherapy

OHSU CROET issues public alert on Brazilian Blowout hair straightening product

OHSU CROET issues public alert on Brazilian Blowout hair straightening product

Formaldehyde in clothing leads to health risk: Report

Formaldehyde in clothing leads to health risk: Report

University of Alberta and Health Canada announce study on Residential Indoor Air Quality

University of Alberta and Health Canada announce study on Residential Indoor Air Quality

Heater replacement funding falters

Heater replacement funding falters

Report identifies gaps in research for 20 suspected carcinogens

Report identifies gaps in research for 20 suspected carcinogens