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Document ID (ISN)106762
CIS number 07-890
Year 2006
Convention or series no. INRS ED 5032
Author(s) Maison A., Pasquier E.
Title Formaldehyde
Original title Le formaldéhyde [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 2006. 4p. Illus. 11 ref.
Internet access$FILE/ed5032.pdf [in French]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; health hazards; carcinogens
Descriptors (secondary) irritants; biocides; nasal cancer; sensitization; labelling; limitation of exposure; data sheet; pharyngeal cancer
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aldehydes