Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 13:15:46 GMT
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From: "paracelcusbombastusvon**At_Symbol_Here**"

Subject: Re: formaldehyde and bleach
Comments: To: dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU

If one "neutralizes" formaldehyde with bleach and produces formic acid you still have a hazardous waste. Formic acid is corrosive and regulated by the EPA, DOT, OSHA, etc and must be handled as a hazardous material. Formic acid is corrosive and a skin sensitizer. Remember formic acid is the irritating component of ant bites and some people are extremely allergic to ant bites. It would be best not to attempt to "neutralize" - there could be more hazards. Lynn Knudtson, REPA ________________________________________________________________________ Save hundreds of dollars a year with Juno Internet access. Plans start as low as $9.95 a month. Visit Juno today!

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