Formaldehyde

CAS Number

50-00-0

Synonym(s)

Dormol; Fannoform; Formalin; Formic Aldehyde; Fyde; Ivalon; Karsan; Lysoform; Methanal; Methyl aldehyde; Methylene oxide; Morbicid; Oxymethylene; Superlysoform; Veracur; EPA Pesticide Code: 043001

Occurence(s)/Use(s)

Disinfectant (antibacterial, fungicide), tissue fixative, photography (color negative stabilizer), textile treatment; precursor to polyfunctional alcohols; production of urea and melamine resins, phenolic resin, plastics, adhesives, preservatives, pressed wood products, automobile components; byproduct of combustion, component of tobacco smoke

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Formaldehyde

Acute RELs

Acute REL (μg/m3): 
55
Species: 
Human
Acute REL Toxicologic Endpoint: 
Eye irritation
Acute REL Target Organs: 
Eyes
Severity: 
Mild
Last Acute REL Revision: 
2008
Acute Reference Exposure Levels Comments: 

8-Hour RELs

8-Hour Inhalation REL (μg/m3): 
9
Last 8-Hour REL Revision: 
2008
8-Hour Reference Exposure Levels Comments: 

Chronic REL

Chronic Inhalation REL (μg/m3): 
9
Chronic Target Organs: 
Respiratory system
Human Data: 
Yes
Last Chronic REL Revision: 
2008
Chronic Reference Exposure Levels Comments: