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Oct 13, 2010
Treatment for Formaldehyde Poisoning
by: Anonymous

Treatment for Formaldehyde Poisoning

Formaldehyde poisoning or the presence of formaldehyde in the body can be detected with the help of a patch test. For treating formaldehyde poisoning, physicians can prescribe several medications or drugs, available for this purpose. As formaldehyde poisoning can lead to life threatening complications, it is important to seek medical attention immediately on observing the poisoning symptoms. Along with treatment, it is equally important to find out the root causes of this poisoning. In other words, it is of utmost importance to find out the sources of formaldehyde exposure, in order to prevent its occurrence.

Formaldehyde poisoning can be prevented by limiting the use of products that contain this chemical. Reading the labels of various products before making purchases can help to find out whether a particular product contains formaldehyde. The products that contain formaldehyde should be especially kept out of the reach of children. Nowadays, formaldehyde test kits are also available in the market. With the help of such test kit, it is possible to examine the indoor air quality of homes and buildings. So, it would be a good idea to get such a kit and measure the level of formaldehyde inside your home, if you observe the formaldehyde poisoning symptoms. As far as occupational exposure to formaldehyde is concerned, appropriate workplace safety measures need to be taken by industries to minimize the health hazards associated with exposure to chemicals like, formaldehyde.

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