Potential health hazards for students exposed to formaldehyde in the gross anatomy laboratory.

@article{Raja2012PotentialHH,
  title={Potential health hazards for students exposed to formaldehyde in the gross anatomy laboratory.},
  author={D. Sivanaga Raja and Bahar Sultana},
  journal={Journal of environmental health},
  year={2012},
  volume={74 6},
  pages={36-40}
}
Formaldehyde, which has been a well-established preservative for cadavers in the anatomy laboratory for years, has an odor that many anatomy students find unpleasant. Anatomy faculty and students, embalmers in funeral homes, histopathology laboratory workers, and other biological researchers are continually exposed to the toxic vapors of formaldehyde. The immediate effects of that agent are nausea, headache, and ocular irritation that causes tear overflow and a burning sensation in the throat… CONTINUE READING