Formaldehyde

S. Bernstein, G. M. Bohigian, Y. D. Cobel, E. H. Estes, I. R. Freidlander, W. R. Kennedy, P. J. Numann, W. C. Scott, J. H. Skom, R. M. Steinhiber, J. P. Strong, H. N. Wagner, W. R. Hendee, W. T. McGivney, R. H. Wheater

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Abstract

In response to Resolution 195 (A-87), the medical literature on the adverse health effects of formaldehyde was reviewed, and the potential cancer risk to anatomists and other related health professionals from exposure to the chemical is described. Though the evidence in humans is limited and controversial, both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, in their consideration of available epidemiologic and toxicological studies, now regard formaldehyde as a possible human carcinogen and will regulate it accordingly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1183-1187
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Volume261
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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    Bernstein, S., Bohigian, G. M., Cobel, Y. D., Estes, E. H., Freidlander, I. R., Kennedy, W. R., Numann, P. J., Scott, W. C., Skom, J. H., Steinhiber, R. M., Strong, J. P., Wagner, H. N., Hendee, W. R., McGivney, W. T., & Wheater, R. H. (1989). Formaldehyde. Journal of the American Medical Association, 261(8), 1183-1187. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.261.8.1183