California Air Resources Board (ARB)
Proposed Toxin Control Measures to Reduce Formaldehyde Emissions
from Particle Board/Composite Wood
Actual Official Statistics on Cancer Cases in Children & Adults due
from Formaldehyde Exposure from Particle Board (Page 31):
American Cancer Society
Note per A.C.: A substance that causes cancer or helps cancer grow
is called a carcinogen.
Here is what expert agencies say about cancer-causing potential of
The National Toxicology Program (NTP) The NTP lists formaldehyde as
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) The
IARC concludes that formaldehyde is "Carcinogenic to Humans" based
on higher risks of nasopharyngeal cancer and leukemia
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has classified
formaldehyde as a "Probable Human Carcinogen"
The National Cancer Institute based on research concludes that
exposure to formaldehyde may cause leukemia, particularly myeloid
leukemia in Humans.
Agency of Toxic Substances & Disease Registry
How Likely is Formaldehyde to Cause Cancer?
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
determined in 2011 that formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen
based on sufficient human and animal inhalation studies.