|Document ID (ISN)||106762|
|Convention or series no.
||INRS ED 5032
||Maison A., Pasquier E.
||Le formaldéhyde [in French]|
||Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 2006. 4p. Illus. 11 ref.
||http://www.inrs.fr/INRS-PUB/inrs01.nsf/inrs01_catalog_view_view/2D6C295FEF0E2D8DC12571F70044AC0E/$FILE/ed5032.pdf [in French]
||Formaldehyde has been implicated in the incidence of nasopharyngeal cancer. The substance has widespread uses and is encountered in numerous occupational settings including woodworking, hospitals and the textile and food industries. It is produced by many natural and man-made sources, and is omnipresent in the environment. It has potent sensitizing and irritating properties, the latter suspected of being linked to the incidence of nasopharyngeal cancer. Contents of this information sheet on formaldehyde: properties; uses; health hazards; prevention measures.
||formaldehyde; health hazards; carcinogens
||irritants; biocides; nasal cancer; sensitization; labelling; limitation of exposure; data sheet; pharyngeal cancer
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)