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FORMALDEHYDE

Adverse health effects from chemical exposures depend on many factors, including toxicity, environmental fate, and the extent of exposure to the chemical.

Health Effects

Cancer
Probable human carcinogen based on limited evidence of carcinogenicity in humans.
Body Weight
Alterations of average body mass at critical time-points, e.g., birth.
Gastrointestinal
Referring to all parts of the digestive tract. Effects may include inflammation, ulcers, reflux and/or vomiting.
Ocular
Referring to the eye. Effects may include eye irritation, itching and impaired vision.
Respiratory
Referring to the exchange of oxygen for carbon dioxide. Effects may include inflammation of the lungs or associated airways, increased/decreased breathing rate, insufficient oxygen-carbon dioxide exchange and/or respiratory failure.

Chemical health effects information comes from the OSHA Carcinogen List and the TRI-CHIP datasets.