follow up on the formaldehyde related post earlier

From http://www.allerairsolutions.com/formaldehyde.html

A Possible Source of Health Problems

Formaldehyde is a chemical widely used in many building materials and household products. According to the Environmental Defense Scoreboard it is ranked as one of the most hazardous compounds to ecosystems and human health.

Possible Health Problems

Exposure to formaldehyde affects people differently. Some experience no adverse reactions when exposed to moderate levels, while others do, even after low exposure. This colorless, pungent gas can cause one or more of the following health problems:

  • Coughing
  • Dizziness
  • Eye irritation or watery eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Lethargy
  • Nausea
  • Nose irritation
  • Skin rashes
  • Throat irritation
  • Upper respiratory tract irritation
  • Wheezing
Possible Sources in the Home

Formaldehyde exists in every home to some degree. The concentrations in the home vary depending on the age of the home and the quantity of pressed wood products. Here is a partial listing of products that may contain formaldehyde or formaldehyde releasing agents.

  • Adhesives
  • Air fresheners
  • Carpet backings
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Cosmetics
  • Drapery fabric
  • Dyes
  • Fiberboard
  • Floor polishes
  • Fuel burning appliances – wood, kerosene or natural gas
  • Glues
  • Household liquid scouring cleaners
  • Household rug and upholstery cleanersFORMALDEHYDE TOXIC CHEMICAL FUMES GASES ODOR
  • Markers
  • Paints
  • Paper products
  • Particle board – furniture, fixtures, cabinets
  • Permanent press clothing
  • Plywood paneling resins
  • Rug and upholstery cleaners
  • Scatter rugs and bath mats
  • Sheet vinyl flooring
  • Toilet bowl cleaners
  • Wall coverings

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