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FORMALDEHYDE

 
This substance ranges from C to F depending on concentration/usage.
Asthma/Respiratory
 
Moderate Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
High Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
High Concern
 
Environment
 
Low Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Evidence of cancer; skin irritation/allergies/damage; general systemic/organ effects
FORMALDEHYDE can be found in 20 products.
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Evidence

Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
Suspected of causing cancer
 
high
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
Known to cause cancer
 
high
 
Prop 65 - CA Proposition 65
Known To Be Human Carcinogen
 
high
 
NTP 12th RoC - NTP RoC
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
Only in: Oven Cleaner; Drain Opener/Clog Remover; Hard Water Stain Remover; Toilet Cleaner; Stove Top Cleaner
 
high
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
Carcinogenic to humans
 
high
 
IARC 103 - IARC
Probably carcinogenic to humans
 
high
 
EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) - Cancer - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Toxic in contact with skin
 
moderate
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
Toxic if swallowed
 
moderate
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
Toxic if inhaled
 
moderate
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
Generally accepted as an asthmagen
 
moderate
 
AOEC Asthmagen list - AOEC
suspected human carcinogen
 
moderate
 
Threshold Limit Value (TLV) Basis - American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
Asthmagen
 
some
 
AOEC Asthmagen list - AOEC
May cause an allergic skin reaction
 
some
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
Only in: Drain Opener/Clog Remover; Oven Cleaner; Hard Water Stain Remover; Toilet Cleaner; Stove Top Cleaner
 
some
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
eye irritation
 
low
 
Threshold Limit Value (TLV) Basis - American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
 
 
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