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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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My wife is pregnant and in PT school. Can she be around gross anatomy lab, with formaldehyde?

My wife is pregnant and in PT school. Can she be around gross anatomy lab, with formaldehyde?

Typically yes: Pregnant medical students and others are not typically restricted from these activities. ...Read more

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Since there is formaldehyde in nail polish, wondering if it can cause birth defects if pregnant women use it?

Since there is formaldehyde in nail polish, wondering if it can cause birth defects if pregnant women use it?

Safe: From what I have read on the internet, formaldehyde in nail polish is safe during pregnancy since the concentration is so low. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: formaldehyde?

What is the definition or description of: formaldehyde?

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

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If i'm allergic to formaldehyde can I have juvederm?

If i'm allergic to formaldehyde can I have juvederm?

Yes: It has nothing to do with hyaluronic acid, which is in your body naturally. Juvederm is a concentrated and cross-linked form of ha and should be ok to use. ...Read more

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Do fake eyelashes with glue have dangerous ingredients like formaldehyde?

Do  fake eyelashes with glue have dangerous ingredients like formaldehyde?

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

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Just found out my flooring is part of the recall for high formaldehyde levels. I get fasciculations. Can that be from formaldehyde toxin?

Just found out my flooring is part of the recall for high formaldehyde levels. I get fasciculations. Can that be from formaldehyde toxin?

Unlikely: The primary and earliest symptoms of toxicity from formaldehyde are pulmonary and respiratory in nature, not muscular. It is unlikely that twitching or fasciculations would be part of this picture at any early level. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is a medical condition such as formaldehyde body odour:-)?

Is a medical condition such as formaldehyde body odour:-)?

Doesn't happen: Your body doesn't make formaldehyde, as it's very toxic. Unless you've been embalmed or sleep with someone who is, it's unlikely you smell like formaldehyde. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how formaldehyde effect DNA cells in animals and humans?

Can you tell me how formaldehyde effect DNA cells in animals and humans?

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

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Please help! what is the effect of formaldehyde on the brains of small children?

Please help! what is the effect of formaldehyde on the brains of small children?

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

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How dangerous is it to live near a home near a formaldehyde manufacturing facility?

How dangerous is it to live near a home near a formaldehyde manufacturing facility?

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

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What happens when formaldehyde is injected into the body? What does the body do with it?

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

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Could you have allergic reactions from breathing in formaldehyde?

Could you have allergic reactions from breathing in formaldehyde?

Absolutely: Formaldehyde is a well known irritant of the eyes, nose, skin and lungs. It can cause asthma as well. And is a well-known cause of occupational asthma. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to have allergic reactions from breathing in formaldehyde?

Can you explain if it's possible to have allergic reactions from breathing in formaldehyde?

Asthma: Formaldehyde can irritate your airways and may trigger an asthma like picture, you should seek medical help. ...Read more

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What is formaldehyde?

What is formaldehyde?

Simple organic chem: Formaldehyde is a very simple organic chemical used in many chemical manufacturing and structural manufacturing processes. It is also used as a preservative. There is some evidence that chronic exposure can be cancer inducing. It would be highly toxic if ingested. ...Read more

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Do any baby care products have formaldehyde?

Do any baby care products have formaldehyde?

Some with trace:: More than half of children’s bath soaps, shampoos, lotions, and other personal care products tested by the group campaign for safe cosmetics (csc) were found to contain 1, 4-dioxane and formaldehyde, according to a report released in march 2009. Both of the chemicals are considered probable carcinogens by the environmental protection agency. Baby magic “soft baby scent” lotion contained the highest. ...Read more

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How likely is getting cancer form using hair products with formaldehyde?

How likely is getting cancer form using hair products with formaldehyde?

Controversial: Formaldehyde is officially listed as a carcinogen, but the amount of exposure necessary to produce certain cancers is likely quite high. Pathologists (such as i am) use it all the time in tissue preparation and don't have an increased risk for cancer. The amount of exposure from ordinary use of hair products is probably insignificant. If you are worried, switch products anyway. ...Read more

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What happens to the formaldehyde in vaccines when its injected into your body? What does the body do with it?

Formaldehyde/vaccine: First, not all vaccines contain formaldehyde. The ones that do have very tiny amounts that the body is able to metabolize. Possibly to your surprise, formaldehyde is essential in human metabolism an is required for the synthesis of DNA ad some amino acids. Thus, all humans have detectable quantities of natural formaldehyde in their circulation. Remainder excreted by body as waste product. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Formaldehyde (Definition)

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 ...Read more