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Posted by John on February 16, 2000 at 07:29:32:

In Reply to: Itchy Arms.... but No Rash!!! posted by LH on February 08, 2000 at 23:45:43:

My wife had the same thing. She switched brands of cleaners and has not had anything since.
I have since found out that many many cleaning brands including dish soaps use fomaldehyde.
It is in airfreshners, glues, antiperspirants, dry cleaning solvents, fingernail polish, hair spray,
laundry spray starch, perfumes, after shave lotions, preservatives, cottonsee, packing materials,
fabric durable press treatment, particle board, and plywood. It is a dodorizer, solvent,
preservative, disinfectant, and adhesive. It is possibly one of the factors in the "sick building"
syndrome. The EPA reported in 1985 that toxic chemicals found in every home, from drain
cleaners to furniture polish are far more likely to cause cancer. Since we have switched brand
my wife has had no problems with all the itching. Just because it is not listed as formaldehyde
on the label does not mean it is not in it. I have a list of 25 synonyms for formaldehyde. email
us at risslers@yahoo.com and I'll give you those. Hope this helps! John

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