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Thursday, March 19, 2009

formaldehyde poisoning from desk and bed set

My sister bought a desk and bed set which over a period of 4 years made her so sick she has long term damage to her respiratory system. Once we finally figured out what was making her sick, it was too late and she will most likely suffer long-term damages. There are no doctors that really specialize in any treatment from formaldehyde irritation that I could locate. Would you have a Doctor(s) that you know from your experience that may help? Margaret

Margaret: It can be hard to find doctors who have a clue how to treat this. You might want to find a doctor occupational and environmental medicine. There is an online doctor finder at this website for the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (www.acoem.org/).
Also, I can’t endorse this because I haven’t heard from people who have used it, but there is one herbal company that sells a formula they claim can help people exposed to formaldehyde. See http://www.modernherbalist.com/products.html
for info on their formula called Formaldehyde Relief, effective detoxification for formaldehyde exposure. Becky