CHEMICAL PROFILES|Chemical Profile

Chemical: FORMALDEHYDE
CAS Number: 50-00-0
Chemical Profile for FORMALDEHYDE (CAS Number: 50-00-0)

  • Human Health Hazards
    Health Hazard Reference(s)
    Recognized:Carcinogen P65
    Suspected:Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicant ATSDR DIPA RTECS
    Immunotoxicant EEC HAZMAP NAP SNCI
    Neurotoxicant RTECS
    Reproductive Toxicant EPA-SARA FRAZIER
    Respiratory Toxicant ATSDR EPA-HEN HAZMAP OEHHA-CREL RTECS
    Skin or Sense Organ Toxicant EEC EPA-HEN HARV HAZMAP KLAA LADO OEHHA-AREL OEHHA-CREL RTECS
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  • Hazard Rankings
    More hazardous than most chemicals in 7 out of 12 ranking systems.
    Ranked as one of the most hazardous compounds (worst 10%) to ecosystems and human health.
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  • Chemical Use Profile
    This is a high volume chemical with production exceeding 1 million pounds annually in the U.S.
    Used in at least 10 industries.
    Used in consumer products, building materials or furnishings that contribute to indoor air pollution.
    Used in pesticide products.
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  • Rank Chemicals by Reported Environmental Releases in the United States
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  • Regulatory Coverage
    On at least 8 federal regulatory lists.
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  • Basic Testing to Identify Chemical Hazards
    Eight basic tests to identify chemical hazards have been conducted and are publicly available for this chemical.
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  • Information Needed for Safety Assessment
    Lacks at least some of the data required for safety assessment.
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  • Links
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  • Notes
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