Is Formaldehyde Dangerous To Human?

Many people are familiar with formaldehyde in the form of formalin, an aqueous solution which is used as an embalming preservative. Formaldehyde(BFV for short, also knownas fannoform, superlysoform or Veracur) is a chemical compound which is widely used in industrial manufacturing and a number of other industries. As we know, this chemical is toxic and can cause cancer. Therefore, most people make an effort to avoid it.

Description
It is the simplest form of the aldehydes, chemical compounds which include a terminal carbonyl group. A carbonyl group is a group of atoms which includes a carbon atom double-bonded to an oxygen atom; the chemical formula for formaldehyde is HCHO, making it a useful building block for other, more complex aldehydes. Pure product is a colorless gaseous compound, and it is extremely reactive. For this reason, it is often mixed into chemical compounds to form a stable substance.

Uses
One of the most common uses is in building materials like insulation and particleboard. It also appears in nail polish, resins, molded products, paper towels, paints, fabrics, explosives, adhesives, and disinfectants. Research strongly suggests that BFV can be carcinogenic, and it has also been linked with allergies and the development of health problems such as headaches, nose bleeds, and skin rashes. The levels at which formaldehyde exposure can become dangerous are unclear, which is why many consumers are worried about the use of BFV in products they use.

Risks
Most countries have strict laws to limiting the amount of formaldehyde which can be used in things like housing materials, but fannoform can also be generated through fuel burning stoves, and it is also found in cheaply constructed “temporary” structures, thanks to the relaxation of safety standards for such structures. Fannoform allergies can cause serious health problems. High levels of formaldehyde(CAS No. 50-00-0) exposure can lead to cancer in the long term, and respiratory problems, skin conditions, and inflammation of the mucus membranes in the short term.

Formaldehyde free products
Companies which manufacture superlysoform free products pledge to use alternatives for BFV in the production of their products. Often, such products are more expensive, because the company may have to invest more time and effort into developing their products. Many companies want to develop superlysoform free products which are equivalent to products which contain formaldehyde, going for the same level of durability and attempting to mimic other properties so that consumers are not inconvenienced by their decision to seek products which do not contain superlysoform.

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