Formaldehyde and paraformaldehyde study in funeral homes.

  title={Formaldehyde and paraformaldehyde study in funeral homes.},
  author={E. J. Kerfoot and T F Mooney},
  journal={American Industrial Hygiene Association journal},
  volume={36 7},
Formaldehyde is a toxic gas and classed as an upper respiratory irritant. The gas possesses distinctive physiological properties causing symptoms familiar to many formaldehyde workers, such as: burning of the eyes, lacrimation, and general irritation of the upper respiratory passages. To demonstrate this toxic action of formaldehyde a study was conducted in embalming rooms of funeral homes to determine the concentration and its effect on the embalmers at this level. The control measures in… CONTINUE READING

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