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10/09/2007 High Levels Of Formaldehyde In Clothes Formaldehyde is used in the manufacture of clothing to provide a wrinkle-free finish in fabrics such as rayon, corduroy and shrink-proof wool. Formaldehyde may cause an allergic or irritant dermatitis in some sensitive individuals.

Click here for more information about the health effects of formaldehyde in clothing, or call the Ministry of Consumer Affairs (0508 627774) for advice on affected brands and testing.
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