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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
I have heard that many nail polishes contain formaldehyde. Is it safe for my daughters to use it?
Yes: Just keep the polish on the nail not the adjacent skin and keep her fingers and toes out of her mouth. ...Read more
What happens when formaldehyde is injected into the body? Is it metabolized? Is the body able to eliminate it? How long would it take to detox?
Death: Metabolism stops with death.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Read that paper towels contain formaldehyde. Dry my newborns pacifier off with paper towels . Harmful to baby?
Minimal exposure: While formaldehyde can be a problem, in your situation the exposure is minimal. ...Read more
I saw that johnson & johnson changed their baby shampoo formula. So, quaternium-15 is really a formaldehyde releaser?
Yes: This product is used in many things as a preservative. Some people are allergic to it. ...Read more