Formaldehyde - American Chemistry Council
Formaldehyde, One of the Most Studied Chemicals in Use Today, is Being Reviewed by EPA
Formaldehyde is one of the most studied chemicals in use today and more than 40 years of advanced science and practical experience clearly indicate there is a safe exposure level. Dozens of peer–reviewed studies - ALL support a safe exposure level to formaldehyde that is higher than typical concentrations in our homes and protective of worker health.
- After years of study, and hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific publications, the weight of the scientific evidence supports the conclusion that formaldehyde does not cause leukemia and there are clearly defined safe thresholds for formaldehyde exposure. These thresholds have been utilized by international scientific and regulatory bodies to develop risk-based exposure levels.
- Companies that make and work with formaldehyde are fully complying with applicable regulations as well as actively investing in research and cutting-edge product stewardship technologies that continue to minimize potential exposures and help protect the health of our communities.
The ACC Formaldehyde Panel represents producers, suppliers and users of formaldehyde and formaldehyde products, as well as trade associations representing key formaldehyde applications. Its primary activities are scientific research, regulatory and legislative advocacy, and outreach. The Industry Group is also committed to informing and educating regulators, policymakers, the value chain and the media on the weight of the scientific evidence surrounding formaldehyde exposure and safety.
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