Guidance

Formaldehyde: health effects, incident management and toxicology

Information on formaldehyde (also known as methanal and methylene glycol) for use in responding to chemical incidents.

Documents

Formaldehyde: general information

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Formaldehyde: incident management

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Formaldehyde: toxicological overview

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Details

These documents provide information on the health effects of exposure, the chemical’s toxicity and material for responding to a chemical incident.

Published 1 July 2014
Last updated 16 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated general information document.
  2. Updated incident management document.
  3. Removed 'Formaldehyde: general information, incident management and toxicology' as the toxicology guidance has been updated.
  4. Updated toxicological overview.
  5. First published.