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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.
No harmful levels of benzene, other compounds emitted from natural gas sites: BSEEC study

No harmful levels of benzene, other compounds emitted from natural gas sites: BSEEC study

Ethicon launches OMNEX Surgical synthetic sealant

Ethicon launches OMNEX Surgical synthetic sealant

$15 million sanctioned for replacement of school gas heaters not enough say organizations

$15 million sanctioned for replacement of school gas heaters not enough say organizations

Cycle helmets exude odoriferous oils when cracked

Cycle helmets exude odoriferous oils when cracked

Merck to market and distribute MBL's Td vaccine in the U.S.

Merck to market and distribute MBL's Td vaccine in the U.S.

Dermatological nuisance caused by toilet seats making a comeback in pediatricians' offices

Dermatological nuisance caused by toilet seats making a comeback in pediatricians' offices

Product quality becomes important to end users in sterilisation and disinfection equipment market

Product quality becomes important to end users in sterilisation and disinfection equipment market

Health risks of wooden pallet shipping platforms, call for Congress and FDA regulation

Health risks of wooden pallet shipping platforms, call for Congress and FDA regulation

Anti-aging moisturizer for beautiful and younger-looking skin

Anti-aging moisturizer for beautiful and younger-looking skin

Prolonged exposure to formaldehyde linked with increased risk of myeloid leukemia

Prolonged exposure to formaldehyde linked with increased risk of myeloid leukemia

Safe and gentle personal care products from XanGo

Safe and gentle personal care products from XanGo

New procurement guidelines to minimize formaldehyde and VOCs exposure

New procurement guidelines to minimize formaldehyde and VOCs exposure

Potential hazards of H1N1 vaccine and seasonal flu shot not disclosed, say protesters

Potential hazards of H1N1 vaccine and seasonal flu shot not disclosed, say protesters

LeVOCC air purification system destroys H1N1 virus

LeVOCC air purification system destroys H1N1 virus

Formaldehyde exposure among industrial workers linked to greater risk of cancers of the blood and lymphatic system

Formaldehyde exposure among industrial workers linked to greater risk of cancers of the blood and lymphatic system

Alcohol flush signals increased cancer risk among east Asians

Alcohol flush signals increased cancer risk among east Asians

New method captures microRNAs before they disappear

New method captures microRNAs before they disappear

Radioactive "tag" added to formaldehyde helps monitor body chemistry, disease

Radioactive "tag" added to formaldehyde helps monitor body chemistry, disease

Gulf Coast area children who lived in trailer units at risk for long-term illnesses

Gulf Coast area children who lived in trailer units at risk for long-term illnesses

CDC report finds increase in reports of respiratory illness in children after hurricane Katrina; New Orleans Mayor pushes for city residents to leave trailers

CDC report finds increase in reports of respiratory illness in children after hurricane Katrina; New Orleans Mayor pushes for city residents to leave trailers