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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Formaldehyde?

Formaldehyde is a colorless, flammable gas at room temperature. It is also a byproduct of combustion and certain other natural processes. It has a strong odor and exposure may cause adverse health effects.

Where is it found?
  • Building materials and insulation

  • Fertilizers and pesticides

  • Used in the making of composite wood products

  • Glues, paints and lacquers and paper products

  • Preservatives used in some medicines and cosmetics

  • Cigarette Smoke

Formaldehyde Health Effects:

Irritation of the skin, eyes, nose and throat

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