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Description

Formaldehyde is a colorless, flammable gas with a strong odor. It is used in a variety of products, including building materials, household products, and medical and scientific products. It is also used as a preservative in some vaccines. Formaldehyde is classified as a human carcinogen, meaning it can cause cancer. Long-term exposure to formaldehyde can cause irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, as well as difficulty breathing, coughing, and wheezing. It can also cause skin irritation and allergic reactions.

Associated Brand Names:
  ▸  Formalin
  ▸  Formic Aldehyde
  ▸  Formol
  ▸  Formyldene
  ▸  Formyldihydrate
  ▸  Methaldehyde
  ▸  Methylene Oxide
  ▸  Oxomethane
  ▸  Oxymethylene

Synonyms
  • formaldehyde
  • formalin
  • formol
  • methyl aldehyde
Classifications
  • disinfectant
  • tissue preservation

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