Category Archives: Formaldehyde

Another formaldehyde scare promoted by a big ecological study–it causes ALS

I thought it was some other chemical that caused ALS. Nobody knows what causes ALS.

Chemophobia is an irrational fear of things with chemical names.

Did you know that Formaldehyde is found in the human body as a metabolic product and that the studies that resulted in a claim that formaldehyde is a carcinogen were rat studies with high exposures and they were pretty weak indeed. Continue reading

Formaldehyde sounds scary

Michael Shaw provides excellent commentary.

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Demonizing Formaldehyde For Fun And Profit

Formaldehyde is a simple and ubiquitous molecule, used in countless products and industrial processes. The compound is synthesized by virtually every life form, and does not accumulate in the environment. However, since formaldehyde (along with everything else) is a “chemical,” greedy fear entrepreneurs are more than willing to scare the public. In so doing, they not only extract millions of dollars in dubious donations, they routinely slander and libel dozens of perfectly fine products.

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Greene Answers a Question on Scary Formaldehyde

I have talked Bob Greene, industrial chemist and compliance man into writing for JunkScience.

It was a good idea.

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EPA overstates benefit of new formaldehyde rule based on officially discredited science

The Washington Examiner reports: Continue reading

EPA proposes formaldehyde rules

EPA tries again after its April 2011 drubbing by the National Research Council. Continue reading

Video: The Truth About Children’s Bath Products

The Personal Care Products Council pushes back on the anti-chemical industry attack on baby shampoo in a new video. Continue reading