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Where Is Formaldehyde Found?

When it comes to properly managing industrial waste near Atlanta, knowing where to find specific materials is essential. Formaldehyde, for example, is used in a broad range of products, and exposure to this chemical can cause irritation of the eyes, nose, skin, and throat. Also, high levels of formaldehyde exposure may cause some cancers. For these reasons, understanding where you might encounter this chemical is an important part of the waste management process.

Formaldehyde can be found in resins that are used in the manufacturing of composite wood products such as fiberboard, particleboard, and hardwood plywood. Insulation, building materials, pesticides, and fertilizers can also contain this chemical, along with products like permanent press fabrics, glues, coatings, paints, paper products, finishes, and lacquers. Waste from some cosmetics, medicines, and consumer products like fabric softeners and dishwashing liquids may contain preservatives that use formaldehyde. Finally, formaldehyde is found in cigarette smoke and emissions from unventilated fuel-burning appliances such as kerosene space heaters and gas stoves. Understanding these facts about where to find formaldehyde can improve your company’s waste management and trash removal practices.

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