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Formaldehyde

Definition:

A colorless, pungent, and irritating volatile organic compound (VOC), with formula H2CO, used in manufacturing and chemical industries, and as a preservative by anatomists, embalmers, and pathologists. Potential sources in the home include pressed wood products such as particleboard or fiberboard, smoking, glues and adhesives, etc.

Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen.

Source: GreenFacts

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Formaldehyd
Español: Formaldehído
Français: Formaldéhyde

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