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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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After the permission from the Institutional Ethics Committee, the cross-sectional study was conducted on 140 healthy medical students who were in the age group of 18-20 years with no history of previous exposure to formaldehyde fumes.
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