Formaldehyde in the workplace and in the home: Exploring its clinical toxicology

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Abstract

Formaldehyde is a ubiquitous low-molecular-weight substance with a wide range of applications. Millions of Americans are exposed to formaldehyde on a daily basis by inhalation and skin contact. This review focuses on physical properties as well as potential health effects of formaldehyde exposure. The potential for irritational syndromes are discussed. Systemic reactions, dermatologic and respiratory disease are reviewed. Studies on formaldehyde's potential as a carcinogenic substance are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)752-757
Number of pages6
JournalLaboratory Medicine
Volume27
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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