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formaldehyde

A colorless liquid with a distinctive odor, classified as a volatile organic compound because it can be emitted as a gas from certain solids and liquids, even at room temperature. Almost every building component contains formaldehyde in some amount. It is used as a component in glues and adhesives, and in paints and other coatings. Some claim it is a cause of sick building syndrome.

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class E240 Avantgarde, pounds 30,640.
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This product has more oomph than others in its class," said Consumers Digest Magazine about the Lexmark E240, calling it a "workhorse for most single and multiple users.
The Lexmark E240 series, E340, E342n and T642 series were all recognized as leading devices in Better Buys' 2006 Office Laser Printer Guide.
Lexmark's current monochrome laser printer line-up ranges from the E240, which is a 27 pages-per-minute (ppm) device starting at $199, to the W840, which offers 50-ppm performance starting at $2,299.
1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Buyers Laboratory, a leading test lab, has awarded the new Lexmark E240 and E342n desktop monochrome laser printers "Highly Recommended" citations, Buyers Lab's highest rating.
The series ranges from the value-priced E238, E240, E240n and E240t up to the powerful Lexmark E340 and E342n.
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