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How long formaldehyde take to be out of the system?

I have been exposed to high levels of formaldehdye through inhalation for the last year to year in half roughly 4-5 times a week with out my knowleage of how toxic it is. I have not been exposed for the last 2 and half months. How long would the formaldhedye last in my system?

Wed, 8 Oct 2014
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Hello,
Thank you for your contact to healthcare magic.
I understand your health concern, if I am your doctor I suggest you that formaline won't stay in our body system for prolong period. It will be detoxified by the liver in a day or so depending on the concentration on the body. There are some studies which shows that formaldehyde is potential carcinogen. Prolonged exposure should be avoided for future malignancy.
I will be happy to answer all your future concern.
Thank you,
Dr Arun Tank
Infectious disease specialist.
Wish you a best health at health care magic.
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How long formaldehyde take to be out of the system?

Hello, Thank you for your contact to healthcare magic. I understand your health concern, if I am your doctor I suggest you that formaline won t stay in our body system for prolong period. It will be detoxified by the liver in a day or so depending on the concentration on the body. There are some studies which shows that formaldehyde is potential carcinogen. Prolonged exposure should be avoided for future malignancy. I will be happy to answer all your future concern. Thank you, Dr Arun Tank Infectious disease specialist. Wish you a best health at health care magic.