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Exposed To Formaldehyde While Pregnant
Yes: One sniff is not enough of an exposure to cause any harm. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Typically yes: Pregnant medical students and others are not typically restricted from these activities. ...Read more
Since there is formaldehyde in nail polish, wondering if it can cause birth defects if pregnant women use it?
Colorless gas: Water soluble gas with a suffocating odor usuall derived from methyl alcohol by oxidation. Its use is as a disenfectant and as a preservative in the manufacture of resins and plastics. ...Read more
Preservative: This is used as a preservative for some vaccines. ...Read more
Bad: Go to your dermatologist to get genadur instead. ...Read more
No: To my knowledge, the glue used is not super glue (which can have formalin after polymerization). It does not have these dangerous by-products since they could harm the eye. ...Read more
Just found out my flooring is part of the recall for high formaldehyde levels. I get fasciculations. Can that be from formaldehyde toxin?
My son was exposed to high levels of formaldehyde at a house we lived in, 42ppm, from 2 mnths on & has a ton of health/sleep problems. Suggestions?
Needs Assessment: Along with irritation of the nose, eyes, and throat, the respiratory system may be negatively impacted, leading to pain when attempting to breathe. If not treated in a timely manner, the exposure can lead to the creation of lesions in the respiratory system and cause damage to the lungs that may or may not be reversible. ...Read more
Formaldehyde: Not use it and use in vented hood. ...Read more
I believe it doesn't: We pathologists spend our lives around formaldehyde without any apparent ill-effects unless we become allergic. There's a rare nose cancer for which it might act as a promoter. If any of us believed it actually damaged DNA in real-life situations, we wouldn't use it. The scares about formaldehyde may relate to the fact that it's made primarily by the far-right-wing Koch brothers. ...Read more
Formaldeyde: In dentistry formaldehyde has been used fro what seems like forever. In children it is used to "fix" the pulp of a baby tooth. While decades ago concerned was raised about its use and potential long term consequences none were found. It has long history of effectiveness. Alternatives are in use but have not been as effective. ...Read more
Formaldehyde: Inhalation of industrial formaldehyde has been shown to cause exposed individuals to have a decrease in performance, lack of concentration, loss of memory, disturbed sleep, impaired balance, variations in mood, and irritability. Oral exposure has been found to cause lethargy, seizure, and loss of consciousness in occupational exposure, the neurotoxicity is low. ...Read more
Why?: It is highly toxic. Please do not ingest or inject it. Your body will be damaged by it. It causes tissue damage on contact. You can read about it on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formaldehyde ...Read more