formaldehyde : Definition, Usages, News and More

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fawr mal duh hahyd

  • n  a colorless poisonous gas; made by the oxidation of methanol

  • As early as March 2006, FEMA began to receive complaints about formaldehyde odors.
  • When combined with formaldehyde and exposed to extreme heat, melamine creates a moldable material that, when cooled, is virtually unbreakable and dishwasher-safe.
  • With it, he was able to control the formaldehyde-phenol reaction with more finesse than had anyone before him.
News & Articles

  • Earnhardt Jr.: Michigan can be 'terrifying'
    BROOKLYN, Mich. â?? Life moves slower in the Irish Hills, the bucolic region that's home to Michigan International Speedway and the vestiges of summer vacations coated in formaldehyde since the 1960s.
    June 15, 2013 - Reno Gazette-Journal

  • Henry Waxman in International Herald Tribune
    FEMA failed by ignoring the dangers of formaldehyde,Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee Henry Waxman said.
  • Julie Gerberding in Reuters
    In some of these situations, the formaldehyde levels are high enough where there could be a health hazard to the people who are living there,US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Julie Gerberding said.

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