7 May 2016

Formaldehyde - facts and fears

From This Way Up, 1:45 pm on 7 May 2016

Despite its nasty reputation as a carcinogen, formaldehyde is still widely used – around 9 million tonnes are produced globally every year.

Formaldehyde (You Tube screenshot)

Photo: YouTube screenshot

Toxicologist Ian Shaw has been weighing up the latest evidence about the dangers of formaldehyde and how to minimise exposure.

Simon Morton asks him where we might encounter formaldehyde in daily life: