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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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Last year, Goa saw a scare after suspicion had arisen that some fish imported were laced with formalin, a chemical that has the potential to cause cancer.
Proteus mirabilis, Xanthomonas maltophilia and Salmonella enterica were also recovered from cadavers fixed with 10 % formalin. Unlike Proteus, which belongs to the human microbiota, Salmonella enterica was found in the brain, nasal cavity, and skin sections, uncommon places for the recovery of this gram-negative bacillus.
Based on previous data about the effective concentration of formalin against Cichlidogyrus spp.
Formalin and ultraviolet treatments have been used in fish aquaculture to reduce bacteria loads (Kasai et al., 2002; Gieseker et al., 2006).
Intractable hematuria and formalin. J Urol 1983; 130: 688-691.
Formalin is a chemical that is most commonly used to preserve dead people.
For the formalin test, different groups of animals received EOPPgfl (10-100 mg/kg) orally or vehicle, 60 min before the treatment with 20 [micro]L of formalin (2.5% v/v) administered into the sub-plantar region of the right hind paw.
In a letter to Goa Forward president Vijai Sardesai, vice-president Trajano D'Mello on Monday said the inability of the party to take on the fish mafia's use of formalin, a carcinogenic cadaver preservative, in fish sold in Goa and allowing the witch hunt of Food and Drugs Administration official Iva Fernandes amounted to the party abetting the officer's harassment.
Adding salt to injury (like adding formalin to imported fish caught in the West Philippines Sea), Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol has come up with 'bara-bara' solutions.
BAFRA started testing all fresh fishconsignments entering at the entry pointsfor formalin since July 3 after Indian mediareported that fish contained formalin andwere seized in some of the Indian states.
'We will only allow the importation of galunggong provided it is not preserved with the use of formalin,' he said.
Berberis lycium crude extract (Bl.Cr) was investigated in acute (carrageenan and xylene mediated) and chronic (formalin evoked) models of inflammation in mice.
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