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
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30333
Tel: (404)639-3534
Tel: (800)232-4636
TDD: (888)232-6348
Email: cdcinfo@cdc.gov
Internet: http://www.cdc.gov/

National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, Inc.
1100 Rural Ave
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Tel: (856)429-5358
Fax: (856)816-8820
Email: marylamielle@ncehs.org
Internet: http://www.ncehs.org/

Human Ecology Action League, Inc. (HEAL)
P.O. Box 509
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Tel: (770)389-4519
Fax: (770)389-4520
Email: HEALNatnl @aol.com
Internet: http://www.healnatl.org/index.php

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
395 E Street, S.W. Suite 9200
Patriots Plaza Building
Washington, DC 20201
Tel: (513)533-8328
Fax: (513)533-8347
Tel: (800)232-4636
TDD: (888)232-6348
Email: cdcinfo@cdc.gov
Internet: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

Center for Health, Environment and Justice
P.O. Box 6806
Falls Church, VA 22040-6806
Tel: (703)237-2249
Fax: (703)237-8389
Email: info@chej.org
Internet: http://www.chej.org

For a Complete Report

This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be downloaded free from the NORD website for registered users. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational therapies (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, go to www.rarediseases.org and click on Rare Disease Database under "Rare Disease Information".

The information provided in this report is not intended for diagnostic purposes. It is provided for informational purposes only. NORD recommends that affected individuals seek the advice or counsel of their own personal physicians.

It is possible that the title of this topic is not the name you selected. Please check the Synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and Disorder Subdivision(s) covered by this report

This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic. Since NORD's resources are limited, it is not possible to keep every entry in the Rare Disease Database completely current and accurate. Please check with the agencies listed in the Resources section for the most current information about this disorder.

For additional information and assistance about rare disorders, please contact the National Organization for Rare Disorders at P.O. Box 1968, Danbury, CT 06813-1968; phone (203) 744-0100; web site www.rarediseases.org or email orphan@rarediseases.org

Last Updated:  8/7/2007
Copyright  1989, 1999, 2007 National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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