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Formaldehyde key ingredient in Wrinkle-Free Clothing

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/11/your-money/11wrinkle.html?_r=2&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

A 2006 study that tested people with suspected skin allergies found that 9 percent of those tested were allergic to formaldehyde, but not all of those people will necessarily have a bad reaction to various compounds that release formaldehyde, said Dr. Peter Schalock, an assistant professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School who runs a skin allergy patch testing clinic.
Tags: allergies, clothing, derm, toxins
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