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    Formaldehyde, the most simple’s aldehyde, is a widely used agent, abundant in the environment and naturally made in organisms, is a well know carcinogenic to many organisms. The US National Toxicology Program composed of US agencies like NIH, the FDA, and the CDC have grouped formaldehyde as an agent “known to be carcinogenic” (CDC, 2014). The mechanisms by which formaldehyde produces its carcinogenic affects and the mechanism by which the cell repairs these aberrations inflicted on DNA is not know. This paper will focus on formaldehyde’s abundance in the surrounding environment, as well as the ways formaldehyde interacts with DNA to induce DNA damage. This paper will also briefly talk about some plausible mechanisms of DNA repair the cell…

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    market. As a result, the pharmaceutical manufacturers cannot be trusted. Accordingly, no organization should have the entire power of regulation and manufacturing of vaccines and since it is currently this way, children should not be required to have vaccines. Finally, vaccines should not be forced on children because vaccines contain dangerous ingredients. For example, according to www.cdc.gov, some vaccines contain chicken proteins (2011). Some children are allergic to chicken egg protein and…

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    humans will eventually face at one point in their lives, it was therefore imperative to choose one of the leading factors in deciding whether to die and be cremated or die and be applicated with the major components of the chemical formaldehyde. Formaldehyde according to many sources in both states of its presentable matter as a liquid and gas is capable of combustion and flammability if not handled with ultimate care or supervision. The substance is colorless; mostly meaning that it is a clear…

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    enter the house and allow the stale air to exit. The effects of VOCs can also be lowered by minimalizing exposure to these compounds. An example of a VOC is methanol, a substance which is toxic if ingested because it metabolises to form Formaldehyde (CH_2 O). Methanol (CH_3 OH) is most commonly found in products such as cigarettes as well as in foods or drinks containing aspartame, an artificial sweetener. Formaldehyde is another toxic VOC which can cause the development of cancer. Formaldehyde…

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    What make us human, are we more than just biological machines? Despite the fact that we’ve developed the complexity to think, decide and create, we are still prone to having many animalistic characteristics, the most prominent being our desire to live. Although death has been around since the beginning of existence it is interesting how we haven’t overcome its phycological and emotional affect on one another. In the essays On the fear of death by Kubler Ross and Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain…

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    What type of essay is Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain? Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain is a descriptive essay. Descriptive essays revolve around an author describing something, whether that be an object place or in this case Jessica Mitford describing the routine of a funeral home concerning how they prepare and present a corpse. What method(s) of developing an argument or organizational pattern(s) has Mitford used in the essay? Jessica Mitford primarily uses the process organizational…

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    Jessica Mitford’s “Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain” questions the embalming process, or as said by Mitford “restorative art” (128) that is used to preserve a dead body resulting in disrespect toward the deceased and their family. Throughout the essay she explains in vivid detail the entire process and how a body can be turned into a counterfeit body to make sure it does not start decaying and look perfect for the family. Mitford questions the legality of the embalming process and shows the…

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    Whether we acknowledge it or not, most of us fear death. Death remains a great mystery, one of the central issues with which religion and philosophy and science have wrestled since the beginning of human history. Even though dying is a natural part of existence, American culture is unique in the extent to which death is viewed as a taboo topic. Jessica Mitford’s Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain and Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ On the Fear of Death are two readings that have two different point-of-views…

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    Carvacrol Research Paper

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    Microcapsules possessing diverse shell walls like as phenol formaldehyde, [36] urea formaldehyde, [37] melamine formaldehyde, [38, 39] polyurethane, [40] and polyurea [41] have been formulated. It is found that Carvacrol and thymol are reported as core material in microencapsulation, [15, 30-35] but no one reported these as shell materials in microencapsulation technique. Establishment of novel shell is inimitable idea of this work. Carvacrol and…

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    Formalin Case Study

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    trade name for an organic compound made by formaldehyde and water. It has the chemical formula CH2O and its chemical structure is as shown in figure.1. Uses: Formaldehyde is used mainly in the production of plastics (such as urea-formaldehyde plastics which is used in many manufacturing processes due to its useful properties such as flexural modulus, and a high heat distortion temperature, high surface hardness, low water absorption, high tensile strength, mold shrinkage, elongation at break,…

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