Formaldehyde Poisoning

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Disorder Subdivisions

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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.

Supporting Organizations

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
Website: http://www.chej.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

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
Website: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

Human Ecology Action League, Inc. (HEAL)

10 Wilson RD
Ste 4
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Tel: (770)389-4519
Fax: (770)389-4520
Email: HEALNatnl @aol.com
Website: http://www.healnatl.org/index.php

National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, Inc.

1100 Rural Ave
Voorhees, NJ 8043
Tel: (856)429-5358
Fax: (856)816-8820
Email: marylamielle@ncehs.org
Website: http://www.ncehs.org/

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
Email: cdcinfo@cdc.gov
Website: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/

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