Formaldehyde is a chemically active organic compound, found intrinsically in the environment. It has a stifling odor with a colorless gas. Formaldehyde is generally called formalin. In addition, Formaldehyde is Known as a "human carcinogen" it plays an imperative role in causing leukemia, nasopharyngeal cancer and many more. Hence, formaldehyde exposure must be limited.
- It has prevalent uses in a major arena; for instance, it has applications in the textile industry as a finisher, acts as a disinfectant, is used as a fixative agent of ( tissue, cells etc), and is used in drug testing and photography.
- Since it is used in many facets of the arena but simultaneously imposes a major risk factor too.
- Risk factor arises when exposure takes place beyond its toxicity limits or when used so often.
- Formaldehyde is known as a "human carcinogen" it plays an imperative role in causing leukemia, nasopharyngeal cancer, and many more.
- Furthermore, it also affects our sensory organs because formaldehyde is a common indoor air pollutant and if exposure ascent above 0.1 ppm then may irritate our eyes, nose, and throat, which in turn, may lead to blockage and ache in the nervous system.
- Thus, there are distinct cosmetic products that have a free formaldehyde essence that causes the allergic response and signs such as lesions on the skin, inflammation, redness, burning sensation, etc.
Difficulty in inhalation,Irritated sense organs,Rashes on the skin
Blur vision,Nausea,Vomiting,Pain when ingested,Fatigue,Sleeplessness,Irritation,Burning sensation