A colorless, volatile liquid, H2CO, resembling acetic or ethyl aldehyde, and chemically intermediate between methyl alcohol and formic acid.
an ingredient in some nail polishes and glues, it is a known allergen and suspected carcinogen.
Formaldehyde is highly toxic, neurotoxic, genotoxic and carcinogenic. Formaldehyde precursors react with other chemicals in the product to release formaldehyde (used to preserve dead bodies) - 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1-,2-diol, Diazolidinyl Urea, DMDM-Hydantoin, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Metheneamine, Quaternium-15, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate. Directly causes cancer.
A naturally occurring VOC, is found in small amounts in animals and plants. Urea formaldehyde is a combination of urea and formaldehyde that is used in some glues and readily decomposes at room temperature. Phenol formaldehyde, which off-gasses only at high temperature, is used for exterior products, although many of those products are suitable for interior applications.
a component of resin used to manufacture plywood and panel products, and a naturally occurring component of wood.
An organic compound, the lowest in the chain of the aliphatic aldehydes, used in large amounts in a variety of chemical manufacturing processes. It is produced principally by the vapour-phase oxidation of methanol. Large quantities of formaldehyde are used in the manufacture of phenol-, urea- and melamine-formaldehyde resins, or formaldehyde polymers (acetal-resins), and polyurethane plastics.
H2C=O, toxic component of urea-formaldehyde, polyurethane foam insulation and formalin tissue fixation solution, with an odor threshold of between 0.05 and 1.0 ppm.
An odorous volatile organic compound that contains oxygen in addition to carbon and hydrogen which is usually in the form of a colorless gas at room temperature. (Gobbell, 1994, p. 68)
CH2O, A colorless, pungent, carcinogenic, and toxic gas which can irritate membranes. It is used as formalin in its aqueous state (37 %). Formaldehyde is reactive due to its carbonyl functional group. [Environmental Chemistry; Manahan Stanley E.; Lewis Publishers; Boca Raton; Florida; page 689; 1994.] [Environmental Chemistry; Moore, John W., et al; Academic Press; New York; page 49; 1976.
A colorless, pungent gas used in solution as a strong disinfectant and preservative, and in the manufacture of synthetic resins and dyes.
An organic, carbon-containing gas chemical. It is a volatile organic compound. It poses health threats including headaches, fatigue, and moodiness, irritation of mucus membranes, respiratory problems, and cancer.
Formaldehyde is a colorless water-soluble gas. Due to its wide use, it is frequently considered separately from other VOCs. Materials containing formaldehyde include building materials, furnishing, and some consumer products. Formaldehyde has a pungent odor and is detected by many people at levels of about 100 parts per billion (ppb). Besides the annoyance, it also causes acute eye burning and irritates mucous membranes and the respiratory tract. EPA has determined formaldehyde to be a probable human carcinogen.
Formaldehyde earned notoriety through its widespread use as a component of urea formaldehyde insulation. It is an unstable compound usually used in aqueous solution, but which emits the highly irritating gaseous form of the compound. Used as a preservative in many types of products. Urea-formaldehyde glues emit formaldehyde vapors which can be a serious indoor air pollution problem (US EPA, 1988b). Formaldehyde exposure causes sensitization in a significant fraction of people exposed. Formaldehyde caused cancer in animal tests.*Poisonous irritant to the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. A sensitizer. Carcinogenic. Neurotoxic. Used in some furniture polishes, car cleaners and waxes, and a wide range of other consumer items, especially paints and related products.
In urea, phenol and melamine formaldehyde glues use in chipboard and plys; disinfectants and preservatives; finish for carpets, textiles and paper , IARC categorised as a Group 1 carcinogen ie a human carcinogen. Respiratory and mucous membrane irritant at low levels. The most common domestic air pollutant (Thurtell L. Ed 2003)
is a colorless, strong-smelling gas. It is widely used in household products, such as glue, wood products, permanent press fabrics, flooring, cabinets, and furniture.
A volatile organic compound off-gassed in paints, glue adhesives, and laminates that can cause sickness and contribute to ground-level ozone formation.
a colorless poisonous gas; made by the oxidation of methanol
a colorless gas at normal conditions, and has a pungent, irritating odor
A pungent gas possessing powerful disinfectant properties.
used in bubble bath, shampoos, moisturising lotions and many cosmetics as an inhibiting agent against carcinogenic nitrosamine production. Yet this chemical is a known carcinogen in it's own right! It is also used in vaccines as a preservative and given to our children! It is a powerful and poisonous toxic substance. It readily penetrates the skin and can cause serious future health concerns and often sensitises individuals to other chemicals.
A colorless, pungent-smelling gas; an important hazardous air pollutant. High concentrations may trigger attacks in people with asthma. Sources include environmental tobacco smoke and other combustion sources; pressed wood products (such as particle board); and certain textiles, foams, and glues.
Pungent-smelling gas, forming a hard resin when combined with certain substances (usually melamine) with application in plywood, adhesives, carpets and paints. Common cause of headaches, throat and lung complaints, and is lethal (carcinogenic) if ingested.
One of the most toxic of all personal care ingredients. This irritating and allergenic preservative was commonly used in shampoos.
A reactive organic compound (HCOH) used to manufacture binders.
A pungent gas, with the chemical formula HCHO, used as an antiseptic, disinfectant, and especially today as a fixative for histology (the study of tissues under the microscope). See the entire definition of Formaldehyde
The chemical substance, HCHO, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 50-00-0. The precise hazards associated with exposure depend both on the form (solid, liquid, or gas) of the material and the concentration present. 37-50% solutions of formaldehyde used in preserving specimens present a much greater hazard to the skin and eyes due to splashes than solutions containing less than 1 %. Formaldehyde is also found in urea-formaldehyde resins (e.g., glues used in plywood and particle board) and can generate formaldehyde-bearing dust when cut, sanded, drilled, or broken.
Colorless, pungent, toxic (the cause of many cancers or respiratory ailments) material used to as a component in glues for wood products.
A liquid that is used to preserve woods and other materials and sometimes used in construction processes.
A colorless, pungent, and irritating gas, used chiefly as a disinfectant and preservative and in synthesizing other compounds like resins. (See urea-formaldehyde) National Safety Council on Formaldehyde
a colorless, pungent irritating gas (CH20) used chiefly in aqueous solution as disinfectant and preservative and in chemical synthesis. Most insulation contains formaldehyde in its binder. JM has completely removed formaldehyde - a known human carcinogen - from its home insulation products.
For items in the home, formaldehyde is used to make wrinkle-resistant clothing, glues and adhesives and as a preservative in some paints and coating products. Many types of wood found in construction materials, furniture and cabinetry contain formaldehyde, including particleboard, fibreboard and plywood. Formaldehyde emissions generally decrease as products age; when products are new, high indoor temperatures and humidity can increase the amount of formaldehyde that is released. Formaldehyde is known to cause cancer and is a sensitizer that can cause and aggravate severe allergies. This chemical can also irritate and damage the respiratory system and trigger asthma attacks.
A chemical that is used in the chemical industry as a disinfectant and in medical laboratories to preserve specimens. It has been linked with some types of cancer, including malignant melanoma.
A chemical used in manufacturing and chemical industries, and as a preservative by anatomists, embalmers, and pathologists. Being exposed to formaldehyde may increase the risk of developing leukemia and brain cancer.
Formaldehyde is a pungent gas; in liquid form, it is used as an antiseptic, disinfectant and fixative for tissues.
Urea formaldehyde, a harmful VOC, is a binding agent commonly used in composite wood products (OSB - oriented strand board, particleboard, etc.). It is recommended to seek out alternatives.
Methanol. Formaldehyde is actually a gas, but is highly soluable in water. It is used to kill bacterial, preserve biological specimens, preserve vaccinations, and treat warts. It is most often used in the production of polymers and other chemicals.
A toxic colourless gas that is a strong irritant and a known carcinogen. When combined with water, formaldehyde is commonly used as a disinfectant, fixative and a preservative. It is a common preservative in childhood vaccines! Formaldehyde is found in many cosmetic products and conventional nail beauty treatments. It is used on farms as a powerful scalding treatment for foot rot in cloven hoofed animals.
Formic aldehyde methanol, HCHO3, made by oxidation of synthetic methanol or low-boiling petroleum gases such as propane or butane. Available commercially as a 37-50 percent aqueous solution which may contain up to 15 percent methanol to inhibit polymerization.
Although not common as a primary ingredient, formaldehyde is present as a contaminant in many consumer household products. It is an extremely potent carcinogen and respiratory irritant and may appear as a preservative. Products containing this chemical should be considered unacceptable. Found in: Conventional deodorizers, disinfectants, germicides, adhesives, permanent press fabrics, particleboard.
Simplest member of aldehyde family, formula CH2O. Formaldehyde is very soluble in water; solutions of formaldehyde (formalin) are used in biological labs to preserve samples. Formaldehyde is fairly toxic; health concerns are associated with its emission from foam, cavity insulation, or new plastic materials such as upholstery, carpet, etc. Formaldehyde is present in the atmosphere as an intermediate in the oxidation of methane and many other hydrocarbons; its photolysis is a major source of free radicals in the atmosphere.
A chemical used as a preservative and in bonding agents. It is found in household products such as plywood, furniture, carpets, and some types of foam insulation. It is also a by-product of combustion and is a strong-smelling, colorless gas that is an eye irritant and can cause sneezing, coughing, and other health problems.
A colorless, pungent, and irritating gas, CH20, used chiefly as a disinfectant and preserva- tive and in synthesizing other compounds like resins.
The chemical compound formaldehyde (also known as methanal) is a gas with a pungent smell. It is the simplest aldehyde. Its chemical formula is H2CO.