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Dr. Olav Jaren
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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


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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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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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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