(including formaldehyde-releasing preservatives in personal care products)

Formaldehyde is found in wrinkle-free shirts, carpet, particle board, school desks, mobile trailers, nail polish and other products.
Potential health effects include:

Commonly found in:

Consumer tips:

Many products release formaldehyde. To find personal care products with formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, look for DMDM Hydantoin, Quaternium 15 or Bronopol on the ingredients label. Formaldehyde is also commonly released from resins used in building materials, and on wrinkle-free clothing and linens.

Tell retailers to stop selling products made with formaldehyde and other chemicals.

* Under our weak federal laws, it’s impossible for us to know all the uses of formaldehyde in consumer products. As a result, this is not an exhaustive list of all products containing formaldehyde.