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Formaldehyde Poisoning

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Formaldehyde Exposure
  • Formaldehyde Toxicity
  • Formalin Intoxication
  • Formalin Toxicity

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Formaldehyde Poisoning is a disorder brought about by breathing the fumes of formaldehyde. This can occur while working directly with formaldehyde, or using equipment cleaned with formaldehyde. Major symptoms may include eye, nose, and throat irritation; headaches; and/or skin rashes.

Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1600 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30333

Tel: (404)639-3534

Tel: (800)232-4636

TDD: (888)232-6348

Email: cdcinfo@cdc.gov

Internet: http://www.cdc.gov/



National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, Inc.

1100 Rural Ave

Voorhees, NJ 08043

Tel: (856)429-5358

Fax: (856)816-8820

Email: marylamielle@ncehs.org

Internet: http://www.ncehs.org/



Human Ecology Action League, Inc. (HEAL)

P.O. Box 509

Stockbridge, GA 30281

Tel: (770)389-4519

Fax: (770)389-4520

Email: HEALNatnl @aol.com

Internet: http://www.healnatl.org/index.php



National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

395 E Street, S.W. Suite 9200

Patriots Plaza Building

Washington, DC 20201

Tel: (513)533-8328

Fax: (513)533-8347

Tel: (800)232-4636

TDD: (888)232-6348

Email: cdcinfo@cdc.gov

Internet: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/



Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center

PO Box 8126

Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126

Tel: (301)251-4925

Fax: (301)251-4911

Tel: (888)205-2311

TDD: (888)205-3223

Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/



Center for Health, Environment and Justice

P.O. Box 6806

Falls Church, VA 22040-6806

Tel: (703)237-2249

Fax: (703)237-8389

Email: info@chej.org

Internet: http://www.chej.org



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Last Updated:  8/7/2007

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