Formaldehyde

Sealants Sector

Formaldehyde can turn up in small amounts in acrylic latex caulks where it serves as a preservative.

How can this chemical affect my health?

Acute (Short Term) Effects

orange toxic to humans and animals symbol Toxic to Humans & Animals – Can be fatal on contact, ingestion or inhalation for humans and other mammals.

orange eye irritant symbolIrritates the Eyes – Can cause irritation or serious damage to the eye.

orange skin irritant symbolIrritates the Skin – Can cause irritation or serious damage to the skin.

 

Chronic (Long Term) Effects

red cancer symbolCancer – Can cause or increase the risk of cancer.

orange gene damage symbolGene Damage – Can cause or increase the rate of mutations, which are changes in genetic material in cells.

orange asthma trigger symbolAsthma Trigger – Can result in high sensitivity so that small quantities trigger asthma, nose or sinus inflammation or other allergic reactions in the respiratory system.

orange skin irritant symbol Sensitizes the Skin – Can lead to allergic reactions on the skin.

yellow birth defect symbolBirth Defects – Can cause harm to the developing child including birth defects, low birth weight and biological or behavioral problems that appear as the child grows.

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