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ALDEHYDES

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Aldehydes

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Aldehydes are reactive organic chemicals with the generic formula RCHO; [Hawley] The primary acute health effect of aldehydes is irritation of the respiratory tract; [LaDou, p. 555] They include formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, furfural, butyraldehyde, malonaldehyde, paraformaldehyde, propionaldehyde, chloroacetylaldehyde, crotonaldehyde, n-valeraldehyde, cinnamic aldehyde, and formaldehyde resins;

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