How do you like your formaldehyde?

Today’s Q&A brought to you by Debra Lynn Dadd. Hailed as “The Queen of Green” by the New York Times, Debra Lynn Dadd has been a pioneering consumer advocate since 1982, specializing in products and lifestyle choices that are safer for human health and the environment. She is the author of Home Safe Home.

Question: I know there are probably a lot of alternative names for formaldehyde used in products. Do you know or have a list of the other names?

Answer: Here are the ones I could find: 

Methyl aldehyde 
Methylene oxide 
Morbicid acid 

And these preservatives, found in personal care products, release formaldehyde: Quaternium-15 
2-bromo-2nitropropane-1,3-diol imidazolidinyl urea 
diazolidinyl urea

Debra 🙂

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When was the last time you checked your personal care products for formaldehyde? It makes me wonder how much of the skin issues people experience today are caused from what’s IN their personal products as opposed to what their skin produce themselves.


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