26(8):715-716. Formaldehyde Poisoning is a disorder brought about by breathing the fumes of formaldehyde. The concentration of endogenous formaldehyde in the blood of rats, monkeys, and humans is about 0.1 mM (Heck et al. Toxicol. / i, auch [fɔʁm.aldeˈhyːt], Formaldehyd? models, which was reported in a series of papers published in 2005-2010 (Crump et al. The committee notes that although Conolly and co-workers (2003, 2004) assumed that cytotoxicity-compensatory cell proliferation was the dominant mode of action in predicted tumor responses, they were careful to use an upper bound on values of rat parameters to force the model to calculate additional risk due to other mechanisms, such as mutagenicity. Regional increases in rat nasal epithelial cell proliferation following acute and subchronic inhalation of formaldehyde. based on normal cells. Formaldehyde Poisoning is a disorder brought about by breathing the fumes of formaldehyde. For example, Casanova-Schmitz et al. The committee notes that the use of default and alternative models for formaldehyde risk assessment remains controversial. 2001. Clear differences in levels of a formaldehyde-DNA adduct in leukocytes of smokers and nonsmokers. EPA’s analysis (EPA 2010) evaluated the following: Choice of background nasal-tumor incidence data in rats and total respiratory-tumor incidences in humans, which were used to define basal mutation rates for normal and intermediate cells. Portier, R.P. 2009. Please note that NORD provides this information for the benefit of the rare disease community. Clearly, the presence of serum and the thiol cysteine counteracted the toxicity in fibroblasts. Available: http://www.epa.gov/raf/publications/pdfs/CANCER_GUIDELINES_FINAL_3-25-05.PDF [accessed Nov. 23, 2010]. Much research has been conducted on the health effects of exposure to formaldehyde, including effects on the upper airway, where formaldehyde is deposited when inhaled, and effects on tissues distant from the site of initial contact. EPA also suggested that systemic delivery of formaldehyde-glutathione adducts and latter release of free formaldehyde may result in delivery of formaldehyde to sites distal to the respiratory tract. According to a 1997 report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, formaldehyde is normally present in both indoor and outdoor air at low levels, usually less than 0.03 parts of formaldehyde per million parts of air (ppm). It also dwells on the inhalation pathway rather than other exposure pathways because the inhalation pathway is the focus of the draft IRIS assessment. The whole-nose DPX data were supplemented with regional-DPX data on the F344 rat (Casanova et al. Moeller, B.C., K. Lu, M. Doyle-Eisele, J. McDonald, A. Gigliotti, and J.A. The incorporated radioactivity is higher in fetal organs (i.e., brain and liver) than in maternal tissues. or the Subramaniam et al. Industrially, it is produced from the oxidation of methanol. genicity. The endogenous formaldehyde level is multidimensional (ATSDR 1999). Biomed. 2010). In extreme cases Formaldehyde Poisoning may include low blood pressure (hypotension), abnormalities of heart rhythm, irregular breathing, restlessness, unconsciousness and coma. Individuals may print one hard copy of an individual disease for personal use, provided that content is unmodified and includes NORD’s copyright. Pp. Appl. This analysis associated homologs of the Escherichia coli pepP gene with HCHO-related one-carbon … DPX concentrations are calculated by assuming first-order rates of binding to DNA and first-order rates of repair of DPX (thus, the low-dose linear relationship with exposure and higher than linear increase in DPX at concentrations above saturable metabolism by alcohol dehydrogenases). 1983; Monticello et al. (2010) that examined formaldehyde-induced DNA adducts and DDX cross-links provided no direct evidence of systemic availability of inhaled formaldehyde. Figgs et al. Those effects may result from indirect modes of action associated with local effects, especially irritation, inflammation, and stress. 95-104. 1989, 1991; Hernandez et al. Albumin in the mucus that lines the human nasal epithelium (Figure 3-1) forms an additional barrier to the systemic absorption of formaldehyde (Bogdanffy et al. Formaldehyde can gain entry into the human body via ingestion, inhalation, or absorption via skin, the latter two being the most common causes. For example, Shaham et al. Overall, DPX have been detected in upper and lower respiratory tracts of rodents and nonhuman primates. 2001a,b). When mutation rates, cell-division rates, and mutation intensity vary as a function of age (that is, not treated as constants over all ages), the Hoogenveen solution can lead to more errors than alternative models that respect the nonhomogeneity of the model parameters (Crump et al. Formaldehyde is also considered a potential carcinogen, and so, prolonged exposure to this chemical can raise the risk of developing cancer, especially lung and brain cancer. Conolly, and K.T. 655-67. Carcinogenesis. 1987. Formaldehyd (IPA: [ˈfɔɐ̯m.aldehyːt], Formaldehyd? See Table 3-1 and previous refinements in which direct coupling of PK models as boundary conditions on the CFD model would decrease the uncertainties associated with site-specific estimates of metabolism, binding, and clearance parameters that affect the inputs into the BBDR models. Lymph nodes near affected skin may become enlarged. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Review of the Environmental Protection Agency's Draft IRIS Assessment of Formaldehyde, http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/ToxProfiles/tp111.pdf, http://www.epa.gov/raf/publications/pdfs/CANCER_GUIDELINES_FINAL_3-25-05.PDF, http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/iris_drafts/recordisplay.cfm?deid=223614, REVIEW OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S DRAFT IRIS ASSESSMENT OF FORMALDEHYDE, 3 Toxicokinetics and Modes of Action of Formaldehyde, 6 Reference Concentrations for Noncancer Effects and Unit Risks for Cancers, Appendix A: Biographic Information on the Committee to Review EPA'S Draft IRIS Assessment of Formaldehyde, Appendix B: Weight-of-Evidence Descriptions from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Guidelines. Janszen, and F.J. Miller. Pp. Dodd, E.N. Effects of formaldehyde exposure on the extractability of DNA from proteins in the rat nasal mucosa. W.J. The Conolly et al. Once formed, DPX were eliminated actively or by normal degradation at a constant rate. Formaldehyde has been the subject of multiple toxicokinetic studies in rodents, dogs, and monkeys and of numerous in vitro and biomonitoring studies in humans. (For more information on this disorder, choose “Heavy Metal” as your search term in the Rare Disease Database.). 121(2):253-263. 4525-27. Retention of inhaled formaldehyde, propionaldehyde, and acrolein in the dog. As such data are developed, fewer parameters would need to be optimized, and overall uncertainty in modeling tissue dose would be reduced. The authors argued that—inasmuch as there are no data that define mutation, birth, and death rates of initiated cells, let alone data that identify what an initiated cell is—the onus is on others to demonstrate that the small changes that they made in the Conolly et al. 289(2-3):170-172. DNA-protein crosslinks and p53 protein expression in relation to occupational exposure to formaldehyde. What is the status of BBDR models for formaldehyde? Thus, the model is “transparent” (if technically challenging) and available for, TABLE 3-2 Overview of the Conolly et al. Formaldehyde is a common environmental agent found in paint, cloth, exhaust gas and many other medicinal and industrial products [19]. Formaldehyde solution (formalin) causes corrosive injury to the gastrointestinal tract, especially the pharynx, epiglottis, esophagus, and stomach. The DNA/protein crosslinks have been used as a measure of dose in drug delivery [20]. The draft IRIS assessment provides a comprehensive overview of the CFD PK models that are available for formaldehyde. 2000; Kimbell et al. In humans, about 90% absorption of inhaled formaldehyde is predicted to occur in the nose on the basis of a single CFD model with pharmacokinetic parameters scaled from animals at resting ventilation; this estimate decreases to about 60% with light exercise and 55% with heavy exercise (Kimbell et al. models (see Table 3-1). (2003). Moderate. Comparison of inhaled formaldehyde dosimetry predictions with DNA-protein cross-link measurements in the rat nasal passages. Conolly, R.B., J.S. Thus, an improved understanding of when exogenous formaldehyde exposure appreciably alters normal endogenous formaldehyde concentrations is needed. 108(suppl. 2008. Major symptoms may include eye, nose, and throat irritation; headaches; and/or skin rashes. 1993, 2001a,b). Formaldehyde is used to produce a wide array of products, particularly building materials; it is emitted from many sources, including power plants, cars, gas and wood stoves, and cigarettes; it is a natural product in come foods; and it is naturally present in the human body as a metabolic intermediate. Formaldehyde Poisoning is a condition that results from inhaling formaldehyde fumes. tissues, such as the eyes, nose, and respiratory . Model predictions must also be reconciled with plausible outcomes, which serve as final constraints on model structure and parameter estimates. 188-90. The presence of albumin and hemoglobin adducts suggests that formaldehyde can penetrate into the blood perfusing the nasal submucosa (although formaldehyde’s reactivity has precluded its penetration and detection in systemic blood). Pharmacokinetic models that describe in vivo DPX formation have included saturable pathways to describe enzymatic formaldehyde metabolism, a first-order pathway to represent formaldehyde's reaction with tissue constituents, and first-order binding to DNA (Hubal et al. Pharmacol. 73(12):787-806. Some more recent studies (Costa et al. Finally, and perhaps most important, the integrated model structure forces one to identify and articulate the greatest uncertainties and variability that would affect model outcome (that is, model sensitivity) and the focus of future research. Formaldehyde is a colorless gas, with a strong suffocating odor. As noted earlier, formaldehyde readily forms DPX and DDX cross-links. Sci. 70(1):121-132. Wang, M., G. Cheng, S. Balbo, S.G. Carmella, P.W. There were zero squamous cell carcinomas in control rats in the two bioassays used to define the basal mutation rates of normal and intermediate cells in the two-stage, MVK dose-response model. Although that model provided a better description of the data, its application in the BBDR models would result in, None; both models (J-shaped and hockey-stick) should be carried through the simulations as was done by Conolly et al. [19] A 2014 study found that formaldehyde … Most notably, the control group’s exposure history, including smoking prevalence, was poorly defined. Toxicol. Cotruvo. BBDR Models, Parameters associated with saturable metabolism, first-order clearance, and first-order DNA binding. Toxicol. (2003) optimized from the data, using a maximum likelihood function, suggest that the proportionality constant for DPX adding to the mutation rate of a normal (or intermediate) cell should be zero or close to zero. Toxicol. The CFD-based flux rates over the entire nose of the rat (excluding the vestibule and olfactory region) were used to calculate the HEC by multiplying the average flux for the rat at a no-observed-adverse-effect level by a dose-duration adjustment—(5/7)(6/24)—to represent continuous exposures. The main purpose of a mechanistic model is to predict as accurately as possible a response to a given exposure and to provide a rational framework for extrapolations outside the range of experimental data and between species. The draft IRIS assessment raises the criticism that the nasal CFD models are based on a single geometry for each species. Georgieva, A.V., J.S. However, experimental data supporting that hypothesis are lacking, as acknowledged by the draft IRIS assessment. Human respiratory tract cancer risks of inhaled formaldehyde: Dose-response predictions derived from biologically motivated computational modeling of a combined rodent and human dataset. A. Schnuch et al. Swenberg, and C.S. Nasal flux bins represent percentage of nasal surface areas that achieve a particular formaldehyde flux that fall within 20 equally divided intervals of flux ranging from 0 to the maximum rate on the airway surface; thus, no geometric location or site specificity is implied. (2001) for Rat, Monkey, and Human Airways, Incorporated airway anatomy used to define species and site-specific airflows in the nose, Calibrated with experimental data based on molds and water flows, One geometry used per species; individual variability not accounted for, Relatively poor resolution in serial histologic data, which leads to unrealistic, jagged-surface meshes that contribute to mass-balance errors, Only one side of nasal airways of the rat and monkey are used (symmetry assumed), Model did not include external nares, flexible nasal walls, mucus movement, nasal hairs, or water vapor, The mucus layer was assumed to be uniform over all surfaces except the vestibule, Uncertainties in the estimation of surfaces associated with mucus-coated vs non-mucus-coated airways, Compared well with the distribution of lesions toxicity studies and cell-proliferation data, Only two mass-transfer coefficients (one for mucus-coated and one for non-mucus-coated nasal regions) were used; thus, site specificity to fluxes these two types of regions were driven only by local airflows, Mass-transfer coefficients were based on a single, assumed value of mucus thickness (20 μm); any changes to these calculations would result in altered flux determinations, Only steady-state inhalation simulations conducted rather than transient, full breathing cycle, The element-by-element contribution to formaldehyde flux errors was greatest in regions of more complex geometry and lower in regions with minimal topographic changes, A study by Bogdanffy et al. Dosimetry modeling of inhaled formaldehyde: The human respiratory tract. It is also used in medicine for treatment of some conditions. Sensitivity analysis of biologically motivated model for formaldehyde-induced respiratory cancer in humans. Richardson, R.B. Environ. 451-55. The committee is concerned about that approach for low-dose extrapolation. Subramaniam, P.M. Schlosser, K.T. Heck, H.d'A., E.L. White, and M. Casanova-Schmitz. Simulation modeling of the tissue disposition of formaldehyde to predict nasal DNA-protein cross- links in Fischer 344 rats, Rhesus monkeys, and humans. Weaver; Occup Med (Oct-Dec 1997; 12(4)). Scientists … Basal mutation rates for normal and intermediate cells are unknown and had to be optimized from sparse information using several assumptions. (2008) suggest that in the exposures at which tumors were seen, the mutagenic mode of action contributed up to 74% of the added tumor probability, whereas Conolly et al. 213-24. 2000. Furthermore, Georgieva et al. The implausibility of leukemia induction by formaldehyde: A critical review of the biological evidence on distant-site toxicity. FIGURE 3-1 Schematic representation of the mammalian nasal epithelium. Nutr. Res. Uncertainties in the CIIT model for formaldehyde-induced carcinogenicity in the rat: A limited sensitivity analysis-I. 1997. Human cells were equally sensitive to the same internal dose surrogate as rats and were the basis of model parameters. Thus, site-specific flux rates are not matched to site-specific DPX measurements to derive estimates of metabolism, binding, and clearance processes in the nose. Swenberg, J.A., C.S. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released noncancer and cancer assessments of formaldehyde for its Intergated Risk Information System (IRIS) in 1990 and 1991, respectively. EPA disagreed with the contention that the Conolly et al. As noted earlier, multiple lines of evidence support the conclusion that formaldehyde is mutagenic. 1997; Conolly et al. For example, the reanalysis by Subramaniam et al. Choices of model structure and associated parameters used to describe DPX-formation data and cell-proliferation data collected in rats and monkeys as a function of time and exposure (that is, linear vs J-shaped vs hockey-stick-shaped dose-response curves). Changes in epithelial cell thickness due to formaldehyde exposure had no effect on DPX measurements used to calibrate the BBDR models. The change disconnects the birth and death rates of initiated cells from constraints used by Conolly et al. As a main pollutant in indoor environments, formaldehyde has high toxicity and a long release period. The half-life of formaldehyde is estimated to be 1-2 minutes. 60(6):403-409. The 25 flux bins for the rest of the respiratory tract used in this model are associated with anatomic regions rather than predicted flux ranges. 2002. Casanova-Schmitz, M., and H.d’A. Subramaniam, R.P., K.S. They argued that this theoretical possibility provides biologic motivation to test the effect on the MVK model because of the absence of data for doing otherwise. models, they state that the onus is on others to show that such small changes cannot occur (that is, prove a negative before the authors would accept the contention that the Conolly et al. Although the mechanisms for DPX-induced cell death have not been established, DPX formation has been used as a key event linking external exposures with cellular responses (mutagenicity, cytotoxicity, and compensatory cellular regeneration) in the development of pharmacokinetic and BBDR mod-. "Formaldehyde exposure leads to formation of DNA/protein crosslinks, a major mechanism of DNA damage. Moderate. The committee concludes that two primary modes of action have been observed to contribute to formaldehyde-induced carcinogenicity in nasal tissues: mutagenicity and cytotoxicity with compensatory cell proliferation. The committee, however, notes the importance of differentiating between systemic delivery of formaldehyde and systemic effects. Office of Toxic Substances, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. As mentioned earlier, several studies have demonstrated that inhaled formaldehyde has at most little systemic bioavailability. Retention of formaldehyde gas by the nasal passages of F-344 rats. 1996). Formaldehyde is a genotoxic (DNA-reactive) chemical. R. Olcerst; Appl Occup Environ Hyg (Jun 1999; 14(6)). EPA pushed that concept further by making even more conservative assumptions within the models that cumulatively resulted in radical departures from the results of the Conolly et al. 2008. 1989, 1994) conducted formaldehyde inhalation studies in male F344 rats to determine DPX formation. Data are presented in informative and well-organized tables that provide a high-level summary of the extensive database on each subject. This can occur while working directly with formaldehyde, or using equipment cleaned with formaldehyde. Moss, and H.d’A. Nasal dosimetry of formaldehyde: Modeling site specificity and the effects of preexposure. Tang XQ(1), Fang HR, Zhou CF, Zhuang YY, Zhang P, Gu HF, Hu B. 15(14):1435-1463. Lett. For example, workers who are exposed to formaldehyde must use personal protective equipment as required, such as appropriate face and eye protection, protective aprons and gloves, etc. For example, Subramaniam et al. Pun et al. 1993. Subchronic studies conducted in rhesus monkeys have also shown that blood formaldehyde concentration was not measurably altered by exposure to airborne formaldehyde at 6 ppm for 6 hr/day 5 days/week for 4 weeks (Casanova-Schmitz et al. 12(3):397-417. Toxicol. 64(1):111-121. 1994). All studies receiving U.S. government funding, and some supported by private industry, are posted on this government web site. The authors also reported a linear relationship between years of exposure and the amount of DPX and concluded that DPX may be used as a biomarker of formaldehyde exposure. 2008. Health. Pharmacol. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep (Jun 20 1986; 35(24)). The strongest data cited by EPA in support of systemic delivery of inhaled formaldehyde come from several studies in which antibodies to formaldehyde-hemoglobin and formaldehyde-albumin adducts were detected in blood from exposed workers, smokers, and laboratory animals. 1983). Two statistical models were evaluated that relate time- and site-averaged cell proliferation data to formaldehyde exposure. Casanova, M., K.T. On the basis of the evidence, the draft IRIS assessment states that “DNA protein cross-links (DPXs) formed by formaldehyde (covalently bound in this case) have been regarded as a surrogate dose metric for the intracellular concentration of formaldehyde [Casanova et al. Formalin Toxicity; General Discussion. The metabolism of formic acid is very slow; thus, formic acid often accumulates in the body, which results in metabolic acidosis. For example, squamous epithelium absorbs considerably less formaldehyde than other epithelial types (Kimbell et al. 1996. Appl. Blood flow in the nasal submucosa was not considered in the development of the BBDR models because existing data showed that no detectable increase in blood formaldehyde occurs after inhalation exposures. 2011). Aug 31, 2020 PM and formaldehyde (FA) are major outdoor and indoor air pollutants in China, respectively, and both are known to be harmful to human health and to be carcinogenic. A series of studies using dual-labeled (14C/3H) formaldehyde in rats has been performed to address the analytic concern (Casanova-Schmitz and Heck 1983; Casanova-Schmitz et al. ...or use these buttons to go back to the previous chapter or skip to the next one. Inhaled formaldehyde is absorbed primarily in the upper airways because of its high water solubility, metabolism, and reactivity. Toxicol. DPX have also been reported in circulating lymphocytes from formaldehyde-exposed people (Shaham et al. Environ. A one-hour exposure to formaldehyde decreased the colony-forming efficiency (CFE) of both cell types in a concentration-dependent manner, although the toxicity varied up to 100-fold with the conditions. High concentrations cause precipitation of proteins, which results in cell death. Pp. The developers were also open about sources of variability and uncertainty in their models and further demonstrated the utility of a unifying model to help to identify aspects that have the most influence on predictions. sion that formaldehyde is genotoxic and mutagenic in model systems and in mammals, including humans, is supported by the data and is in accordance with the weight of evidence required by EPA’s cancer guidelines (EPA 2005). Schroeter, R.A. Segal, J. Stanek, G.L. Formaldehyde (FA), an economically important and ubiquitous chemical, has been classified as a human carcinogen and myeloid leukemogen. Non-linear biological responses to formaldehyde and their implications for carcinogenic risk assessment. The committee concludes, however, that regardless of the methodologic issue related to breath analysis, formaldehyde is normally present at a few parts per billion in exhaled breath after the measurement error associated with a trace contaminant in the reagent gas used in previous mass-spectrometric methods is taken into account. EPA’s reanalysis also identified a flaw in one of the numeric approaches used in the original models and corrected it to improve the reliability of the simulation—another value added. Parameters were all optimized from the regional DPX concentration data in rats and monkeys rather than independently determined and then verified against the DPX data. Available: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/ToxProfiles/tp111.pdf [accessed Jan. 5, 2011]. Yang, Y., B.C. EPA also raised a concern that high formaldehyde concentrations (3 ppm or higher) can reduce minute volumes, alter mucus flow, or change absorption by tissue remodeling and that the existing models capture these effects inconsistently. Regul. Breathing the vapors given off by the chemical itself in plants that manufacture it, or by working in areas where formaldehyde is used to produce other products can also cause dangerous physical reactions to the chemical. 1989, 1991). Formaldehyde mutagenesis and formation of DNA–protein crosslinks in human lymphoblasts in vitro. 2003) and humans (Conolly et al. 38(1-2):145-154. 1994. Portier, P.M. Schlosser, C.M. The model improves on previous CFD-derived estimates of nasal-airway flux and DPX formation in the anterior portion of the rat nose (Hubal et al. The thickening could conceivably dilute DPX concentrations in the measured tissues to such an extent that residual concentrations 18 hr after exposure are not different from those in naïve animal s, and this would affect the determination of DPX clearance rates. National Toxicology Program, Department of Health and Human Services ... First listed in the Second Annual Report on Carcinogens (1981) H 2 C=O Carcinogenicity Formaldehyde is known to be a human carcinogen based on suffi-cient evidence of carcinogenicity from studies in humans and sup-porting data on mechanisms of carcinogenesis. Background concentrations in the liver and nasal mucosa of the rat are 2-4 times those in the blood (Heck et al. Int. 1996). 2004. ; Ugeskr Laeger (Aug 5 1996; 158(32)). Monticello, T.M., J.A. Thus, the models do not address variability that arises from differences in airway anatomy. 17(1):121-125. Pp. initiated cells and concluded that small changes in these parameters can result in similar fits to experimental data but yield markedly different low-dose extrapolations. 25(2):119-124. The committee shares EPA’s concern. Can inhaled formaldehyde have systemic genotoxic effects? Uncertainties in biologically-based modeling of formaldehyde-induced respiratory cancer risk: Identification of key issues. Swenberg. Those assumptions suggest that human cells are more difficult to mutate than rat cells on the basis of their evaluation of the literature, and they force the model to include clonal growth at exposures below those known to cause cell proliferation in the rat. Med. NORD is not a medical provider or health care facility and thus can neither diagnose any disease or disorder nor endorse or recommend any specific medical treatments. A large number of in vitro tests for genotoxicity—including bacterial mutation, DNA strand breaks, chromosomal aberrations, and sister-chromatid exchange assays—are positive when formaldehyde is used. March 2005 [online]. Anatomically based three-dimensional (3D) computational-fluid-dynamics (CFD) models of rat, monkey, and human nasal passages have been developed to predict interspecies nasal dosimetry of inhaled formaldehyde (Table 3-1). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC [online]. (1996) presented minimal exposure-assessment data, so the study was not used quantitatively by EPA. 68(2):161-176. The only well-defined mechanism for managing HCHO toxicity is formaldehyde dehydrogenase-mediated oxidation to formate, which is counterproductive if HCHO is a desired pathway intermediate. Treatment . 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