Gerald - the dangers of formaldehyde are well documented. All our own bodies produce small amts of
it. But certain local building codes have banned formaldehyde glue in plywood (the substitutes don't
work very well, however) - since some people get allergic or even more serious reactions to all the
formaldehyde outgassing in new construction. But the far more serious problem is at the mfg level
of these kinds of products where workers are potential exposed to much greater quantities. Similarly,
a medical instructor working with cadavers all day long is going have experience far more cumulative
exposure than his students. It's a known career risk, but in some fields people just get too comfortable with the status quo. In this university town we have a saying: If you want to live past
52, don't be a crop duster, an industrial painter, or a research chemist.