7. Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is used in a range of products. Exposure can occur in heavy smog, through second hand smoke, exposure to open fires, when using nail polish, when you get new carpet, as you paint your house and when you use certain cleaning items.

Reading labels is a good way to avoid it. Skin contact can cause severe allergic reactions and skin rashes in some people.

Did you learn something new? It’s scary to think about all the skin issues that the world around you can cause. Being careful is an easy way to stay safe. How do you protect your skin from the environment?

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