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6 Surprising Places Formaldehyde Hides

Nail Polish
The Environmental Working Group also lists several brands of nail polish and other cosmetic products that contain formaldehyde.

Toothpaste
Formaldehyde is just one of many highly-questionable ingredients in many major toothpaste brands. (Triclosan is another.)

Soap and Body Wash
Products like liquid soap, including dish soap, and some body washes also contain formaldehyde.

And Around the House
Formaldehyde is often an ingredient in glue commonly used for woodworking, veneer and some lamination work. It’s also said to be in some insulation, plywood, and other building materials.

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9:18AM PDT on Oct 18, 2012

Thanks.

8:28AM PDT on Sep 12, 2011

thanks

9:38AM PDT on May 17, 2011

Yucko! Thanks for the info.

9:15AM PDT on May 15, 2011

Useful information.

1:09AM PDT on May 15, 2011

we not safe anywhere

8:40AM PDT on May 14, 2011

Thanks for the article. I had no idea...

8:12AM PDT on May 14, 2011

Those types of products sound toxic, even the toothpaste, most people do not realise how dangerous swallowing toothpaste is to your health.

Thanks for posting.

5:07AM PDT on May 14, 2011

thanks

6:26AM PDT on May 11, 2011

thanks

6:49PM PDT on May 10, 2011

do they use their own products? Unlikely! Grow our own, make our own and co-op with our friends and neighbours. It's the safest and eco friendly way to go.

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