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Fromaldehyde - Summary

Formaldehyde is a carcinogenic material that is routinely found in many middle and high school science departments. If improperly handled this material may pose a significant occupational risk to the user while also adversely impacting the indoor air quality of the school. Our review has determined that safer alternatives and substitutes are readily available. As a result, the hazards associated with formaldehyde usage can be mitigated without a drastic or catastrophic alteration of your anatomy curriculum.

prepared by Todd H. Dresser, Environmental Engineer
(formerly of)
Burlington Board of Health, 29 Center Street, Burlington, MA 01803


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