Formaldehyde

This September 25, 2013 photo illustration taken in Washington, DC, shows a woman smoking an 'Blu' e-cigarette (electronical cigarette). The National Association of Attorneys General on September 24, issued a letter urging the US Food and Drug Administration to clamp down on the fast-growing e-cigarette market, saying manufacturers are enticing teenagers to smoke with cartoon characters, television ads and bubble-gum flavors. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Lab Tests Imply Formaldehyde Risk In Some E-Cigarette Vapor

Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest.

01/21/2015

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Home Air Quality: Are Americans Suffocating Themselves?

The EPA now considers poor indoor air quality to be a top risk to public health.

06/10/2013

Children's toys inside a shuttered daycare center. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Researchers Find High Formaldehyde Levels At Bay Area Day Care Centers

UC Berkeley researchers have recorded high levels of the carcinogen formaldehyde at dozens of Northern California day care facilities.

10/25/2012

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California Study Finds Toxins In ‘Nontoxic’ Nail Polishes

Some nail polishes commonly found in California salons and advertised as free of a so-called “toxic trio” of chemicals actually have high levels of agents linked to birth defects, according to state chemical regulators.

04/10/2012

A customer at a salon has her nails done. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Weighs Program Promoting Chemical-Free Nail Salons

San Francisco supervisors were considering legislation that would encourage residents to go to salons that use chemical-free nail polish.

CBS San Francisco–10/05/2010