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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2012
Six employees at an Essex haunted house were taken to a local hospital after they became sick from spilled formaldehyde Friday night, Baltimore County police said. The chemical was used in the display at Kim's Krypt Haunted Attraction on Eastern Boulevard, police said. Firefighters were called around 9:15 p.m. to clean up the spill. The haunted house was closed for the evening, police said. Nov. 3 is the attraction's last scheduled day for the season. jkanderson@baltsun.com
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2012
Six employees at an Essex haunted house were taken to a local hospital after they became sick from spilled formaldehyde Friday night, Baltimore County police said. The chemical was used in the display at Kim's Krypt Haunted Attraction on Eastern Boulevard, police said. Firefighters were called around 9:15 p.m. to clean up the spill. The haunted house was closed for the evening, police said. Nov. 3 is the attraction's last scheduled day for the season. jkanderson@baltsun.com
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By Susan McGrath and Susan McGrath,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | October 30, 1991
Formaldehyde is a useful chemical, and we use a lot of it -- billions of pounds every year. Some fraction of that may have ended up in your home. If enough has, it may be making you sick, whether you know it or not.Feeling groggy whenever you're home for long? Red eyes, stuffiness? Unexplained nose bleeds? Odd memory lapses? What about chronic respiratory problems? According to allergist Dr. Gordon Baker, of Burien, Wash., these can all be symptoms of exposure to formaldehyde. If you have these symptoms, you should have your home tested for formaldehyde.
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By Alene Dawson, Special to Tribune Newspapers | October 13, 2010
Controversy is swirling around a pricey and much-heralded hair-straightening treatment after researchers in Oregon announced recently that they had found that the formula contained the dangerous chemical formaldehyde, even in packages labeled formaldehyde-free. The company behind the Brazilian Blowout responded with a series of statements on its website, first maintaining that the formula contains no formaldehyde and taking issue with Oregon's test methods, then saying it conducted its own tests and concluded that the formula does indeed contain the chemical but in a trace amount that is "considered safe and allows for use of the term 'formaldehyde-free.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun reporter | June 11, 2008
A number of cribs and changing tables commonly sold at retail outlets contain unhealthy levels of formaldehyde, a consumer advocacy group reported yesterday. A lab tested the furniture in sealed chambers and found formaldehyde levels in four changing tables and two cribs in excess of air quality standards set by California this year, according to Johanna Neumann, director of the Maryland Public Interest Research Group. Six of 21 cribs and other nursery products gave off formaldehyde at levels that increase the risk of asthma and respiratory problems, the group reported.
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By Alene Dawson, Special to Tribune Newspapers | October 13, 2010
Controversy is swirling around a pricey and much-heralded hair-straightening treatment after researchers in Oregon announced recently that they had found that the formula contained the dangerous chemical formaldehyde, even in packages labeled formaldehyde-free. The company behind the Brazilian Blowout responded with a series of statements on its website, first maintaining that the formula contains no formaldehyde and taking issue with Oregon's test methods, then saying it conducted its own tests and concluded that the formula does indeed contain the chemical but in a trace amount that is "considered safe and allows for use of the term 'formaldehyde-free.
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By Claudia Lauer and Claudia Lauer,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 20, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Top officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency knew about - but suppressed - reports of possible health problems from formaldehyde in trailers provided to Hurricane Katrina victims, according to documents released yesterday by a House committee. The warnings from Gulf Coast field workers were kept quiet because "senior FEMA officials in Washington ... didn't want the moral and legal responsibility to do what they knew had to be done," said Rep. Henry A. Waxman, a California Democrat and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as he opened a hearing into the agency's response.
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April 11, 1991
Alfred Frechette, 81, Massachusetts health commissioner from 1959 to 1972 and from 1979 to 1983, died Sunday in Framingham, Mass. In 1979, he made Massachusetts the first state to ban urea formaldehyde foam insulation. The Environmental Protection Agency imposed a nationwide banyears later.Vera Nabokov-Slonim, 89, the widow of Russian author Vladimir Nabokov, who rescued the manuscript of his controversial novel "Lolita" from an incinerator, died Sunday in Montreux, Switzerland. Nabokov, who died in 1977 at 78, had apparently been unhappy with "Lolita" and had thrown it into an incinerator.
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By Claire Whitcomb and Claire Whitcomb,Universal Press Syndicate | December 10, 2006
If you cook healthy food, it stands to reason that you would want a healthy kitchen. That means avoiding plywood and particleboard, which give off gaseous formaldehyde, and steering clear of PVC and vinyl, which leach lead, cadmium and phthalate plasticizers. When they burn, they give off dioxin, one of the major byproducts of their manufacture. But let's skip the bad news. The good news is that healthy kitchens are easy to come by, as demonstrated by Jennifer Roberts in her excellent book Good Green Kitchens (Gibbs Smith, $29.95)
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | March 23, 2007
At exhaustive length and with unseemly pride in itself, The Host tells what happens when an American military base in South Korea dumps formaldehyde down the drain and spawns a monstrous Franken- fish. It turns the Han River, which bisects Seoul, into its own Cafe Han. The proletariat revelers who fish and sunbathe and make out by the river get refreshment from modest food stands that sell fresh-cooked squid and packaged goods. But when the Thing - it becomes known as the Host - springs full-grown from the riverbank as a sloppy Joe sort of a dragon, it makes the humans its fast food.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun reporter | June 11, 2008
A number of cribs and changing tables commonly sold at retail outlets contain unhealthy levels of formaldehyde, a consumer advocacy group reported yesterday. A lab tested the furniture in sealed chambers and found formaldehyde levels in four changing tables and two cribs in excess of air quality standards set by California this year, according to Johanna Neumann, director of the Maryland Public Interest Research Group. Six of 21 cribs and other nursery products gave off formaldehyde at levels that increase the risk of asthma and respiratory problems, the group reported.
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By Claudia Lauer and Claudia Lauer,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 20, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Top officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency knew about - but suppressed - reports of possible health problems from formaldehyde in trailers provided to Hurricane Katrina victims, according to documents released yesterday by a House committee. The warnings from Gulf Coast field workers were kept quiet because "senior FEMA officials in Washington ... didn't want the moral and legal responsibility to do what they knew had to be done," said Rep. Henry A. Waxman, a California Democrat and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as he opened a hearing into the agency's response.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | March 23, 2007
At exhaustive length and with unseemly pride in itself, The Host tells what happens when an American military base in South Korea dumps formaldehyde down the drain and spawns a monstrous Franken- fish. It turns the Han River, which bisects Seoul, into its own Cafe Han. The proletariat revelers who fish and sunbathe and make out by the river get refreshment from modest food stands that sell fresh-cooked squid and packaged goods. But when the Thing - it becomes known as the Host - springs full-grown from the riverbank as a sloppy Joe sort of a dragon, it makes the humans its fast food.
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By PETER SCHMUCK and PETER SCHMUCK,Sun Reporter | February 4, 2007
It's been a weeklong party in South Florida, but the Super Bowl hospitality moved to another level this weekend with star-studded events thrown byMaxim, Playboy and the NFL. The commissioner's party was themed "Passport to Paradise" and was held at Parrot Jungle, an exotic animal park here in Miami. Singer Jon Secada performed a live concert in the main pavilion. I had the sushi and something called jungle juice. Don't remember much after that. Tried hard to get an invitation to the Maxim party, but was shut out for the third year in a row. There is a pecking order for these things, which explains (groan)
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By Claire Whitcomb and Claire Whitcomb,Universal Press Syndicate | December 10, 2006
If you cook healthy food, it stands to reason that you would want a healthy kitchen. That means avoiding plywood and particleboard, which give off gaseous formaldehyde, and steering clear of PVC and vinyl, which leach lead, cadmium and phthalate plasticizers. When they burn, they give off dioxin, one of the major byproducts of their manufacture. But let's skip the bad news. The good news is that healthy kitchens are easy to come by, as demonstrated by Jennifer Roberts in her excellent book Good Green Kitchens (Gibbs Smith, $29.95)
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,London Bureau of The Sun | May 24, 1994
London -- Damien Hirst is London's leading chain-saw artist. He hacks dead livestock in half.He split-cut a cow and a calf lengthwise and displayed them in huge, sealed cases of formaldehyde at the 1993 Venice Biennale, like . . . well . . . like sides of beef in a butcher shop. The Venice Biennale is, of course, one of the world's most prestigious art events.He sawed a pig's head in half for this month's British edition of Esquire. The artist is shown with his chain saw. We see the chain saw in action.
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By PETER SCHMUCK and PETER SCHMUCK,Sun Reporter | February 4, 2007
It's been a weeklong party in South Florida, but the Super Bowl hospitality moved to another level this weekend with star-studded events thrown byMaxim, Playboy and the NFL. The commissioner's party was themed "Passport to Paradise" and was held at Parrot Jungle, an exotic animal park here in Miami. Singer Jon Secada performed a live concert in the main pavilion. I had the sushi and something called jungle juice. Don't remember much after that. Tried hard to get an invitation to the Maxim party, but was shut out for the third year in a row. There is a pecking order for these things, which explains (groan)
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,London Bureau of The Sun | May 24, 1994
London -- Damien Hirst is London's leading chain-saw artist. He hacks dead livestock in half.He split-cut a cow and a calf lengthwise and displayed them in huge, sealed cases of formaldehyde at the 1993 Venice Biennale, like . . . well . . . like sides of beef in a butcher shop. The Venice Biennale is, of course, one of the world's most prestigious art events.He sawed a pig's head in half for this month's British edition of Esquire. The artist is shown with his chain saw. We see the chain saw in action.
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By Gene Austin and Gene Austin,Knight-Ridder News Service | November 13, 1993
Q: I recently learned that plywood contains formaldehyde, which I understand is a health hazard. I'm concerned the plywood panels I had installed on one wall of my bedroom might be harmful. What do you advise?A: According to "The Healthy House," by John Bower (Lyle Stuart Inc.), a sort of bible for healthy-house advocates, most plywood is held together with formaldehyde-based glue.The glue is also often used in particleboard, flakeboard and hardboard, which are other building materials. Particleboard, for example, is frequently used for inexpensive cabinets and other furniture.
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By Susan McGrath and Susan McGrath,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | May 20, 1992
Dear Ms. Household Environmentalist: I greatly enjoyed your recent column that dealt with dust and particulate pollution in the home. My wife and I have been considering a new vacuum cleaner. We are familiar with the water-type vacuums, but do they really do a better job than a paper filter vacuum? Has anyone done any authoritative research into this? Which machine is more efficient at removing dust mites and fine particulates?We have a canister machine and an upright. Is one any better than the other in this situation?
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