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Archive for May, 2015

Formaldehyde Regulation Makes Sense for Public Health, Former EPA Administrator Says

The best way to protect those most vulnerable to respiratory irritation from formaldehyde – frequently found in inexpensive housing materials and furniture – is with federal regulations, said Bernard Goldstein, M.D., toxicology expert and former dean of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

A contentious debate is swirling in Washington, D.C., around U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) efforts to set testing standards on products containing formaldehyde to ensure that dangerous levels of the gas cannot build up in people’s homes. (more…)

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