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Is formaldehyde in your workplace?

worker manufacturing, wearing protective clothing

If you work in certain industries, you may be exposed to formaldehyde. It’s most commonly found in:

  • some textile manufacturing
  • wood product manufacturing
  • plastic and resin production
  • funeral industry, medical and other healthcare services (formaldehyde is used as a preservative and embalming agent)
  • fungicide spraying – formaldehyde is commonly used as an industrial fungicide (to control diseases caused by moulds) and as a disinfectant (to destroy microorganisms)