ToxFAQs for formaldehyde
Published Date:June 1999
Corporate Authors:United States. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions about formaldehyde. For more information, you may call the ATSDR Information Center at 1-800-232-4636. This fact sheet is one in a series of summaries about hazardous substances and their health effects. This information is important because this substance may harm you. The effects of exposure to any hazardous substance depend on the dose, the duration, how you are exposed, personal traits and habits, and whether other chemicals are present.
Everyone is exposed to small amounts of formaldehyde in air and some foods and products. Formaldehyde can cause irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat and neurological effects. Formaldehyde has been found in at least 29 of the 1,669 National Priorities List sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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