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Thursday, May 14, 2009

If You Work with Formaldehyde, You Need to Know This!


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The NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIH and the National Cancer Institute (
NCI) released some important news this past Tuesday. Click on:

for the full report.

Be sure to pay attention to this paragraph:
"Formaldehyde is widely used for industrial purposes and as a preservative and disinfectant. The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies this chemical as a human carcinogen, based primarily on its association with nasopharyngeal cancer. In 1995, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimated that approximately 2.1 million workers in the United States were exposed to formaldehyde."

If you've worked with or near formaldehyde, contact your doctor for regular monitoring of you health. And do make dedicated efforts to minimize the danger to your welfare.

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