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
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Atlanta, GA 30333
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National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, Inc.
1100 Rural Ave.
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Tel: (856)429-5358
Email: info@ncehs.org
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Human Ecology Action League, Inc.
P.O. Box 509
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Tel: (770)389-4519
Fax: (770)389-4520
Email: HEALNatnl@aol.com
Internet: http://www.healnatl.org

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Washington Office (Headquarters)
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Suite 9200
Patriots Plaza Building
Washington, DC 20201
Tel: (202)245-0625
Tel: (800)356-4674
Email: pubstaft@cdc.gov
Internet: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
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Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

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