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  Formaldehyde and Cancer: Questions and Answers - National Cancer Institute
Formaldehyde is a colorless, flammable, strong-smelling gas that is used to manufacture building materials and produce many household products (see Question 1).
Formaldehyde has been classified as a human carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and as a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (see Question 4).
In addition, formaldehyde is commonly used as an industrial fungicide, germicide, and disinfectant, and as a preservative in mortuaries and medical laboratories.
www.cancer.gov /cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/formaldehyde   (1418 words)

 Formaldehyde Encyclopedia Article, Description, History and Biography @ ArtisticNudity.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Formaldehyde kills most bacteria, and so a solution of formaldehyde in water is commonly used as a disinfectant.
Formaldehyde based solutions are used in embalming to disinfect and temporarily preserve human remains pending final disposition.
Formaldehyde is classifed as a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as a known human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
artisticnudity.com /encyclopedia/Formaldehyde   (1053 words)

 Encyclopedia: Formaldehyde   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Formaldehyde was first synthesized by the Russian chemist Aleksandr Butlerov in 1859 but was conclusively identified by Hoffman in 1867.
Formalin is a 40% by volume solution of formaldehyde in water, usually with a small amount of methanol (methyl alcohol) added to prevent polymerization; it is used as an antiseptic, disinfectant, and preservative for biological materials.
Formaldehyde is prepared commercially by passing methanol vapor mixed with air over a catalyst, e.g., hot copper, to cause oxidation of the methanol; it is also prepared by the oxidation of natural gas.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Formaldehyde   (1610 words)

 Formaldehyde - KemI
Formaldehyde is a gas causing irritation in the eyes and respiratory organs (mainly the nose).
Judging from animal studies, formaldehyde is a suspected carcinogen.
Formaldehyd – en kunskapssammanställning och riskbedömning, Naturvårdsverket rapport 5399/2004 in EPA:s bookstore.
www.kemi.se /templates/Page____4783.aspx   (597 words)

 Formaldehyde | Basic Information | Indoor Air | Air | US EPA
Formaldehyde is an important chemical used widely by industry to manufacture building materials and numerous household products.
Although formaldehyde is present in both types of resins, pressed woods that contain PF resin generally emit formaldehyde at considerably lower rates than those containing UF resin.
Formaldehyde, a colorless, pungent-smelling gas, can cause watery eyes, burning sensations in the eyes and throat, nausea, and difficulty in breathing in some humans exposed at elevated levels (above 0.1 parts per million).
www.epa.gov /iaq/formalde.html   (1033 words)

 AllRefer.com - formaldehyde (Organic Chemistry) - Encyclopedia
Formaldehyde is used in the preparation of dyes, in the production of Bakelite and other plastics and synthetic resins, and for several other purposes.
Pure gaseous formaldehyde is uncommon, since it readily polymerizes into paraformaldehyde, a white crystalline solid.
Paraformaldehyde in the form of candles has been used for fumigating rooms, since it yields formaldehyde when heated.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/F/formalde.html   (255 words)

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