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[RESOLVED!] Is Formaldehyde The Same As Embalming Fluid?

Fedyaeva was undergoing a surgery to remove ovarian cysts. But doctors accidentally gave her formalin, which is a fluid with a very high proportion of formaldehyde, the chemical used to preserve dead bodies. (Reports differ on how this happened. Some outlets said that she was given an IV drip, but local reports suggest that a nurse simply “washed the surgical site” with formalin instead of saline.) The details are grisly: Fedyaeva complained that she was dying as her organs failed, according to The Washington Post 🔥 Her mother said she lived with the solution for 14 hours after the surgery and has called the hospital error “murder 🔥” [1]
Drug users have been known to do some dangerous and bizarre things. You may have seen or heard this unusual behaviourr of smoking embalming fluids reported in the news. Drugs affect the brain, which means that users can become impaired, and that can lead to poor judgement and decision-making. Unfortunately, in today’s world, this isn’t unusual. Drugs and addiction impact all demographics without discrimination, so anyone can fall victim to chasing the feelings they provide. What you might be surprised to hear is the type of substances that people use to reach those feelings – one of which is embalming fluid. (last edited 2 days ago by Tory Gaston from Mandalay, Myanmar) [2]
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As reported by the analysts from science.howstuffworks.com, embalming fluids often contain a combination of formaldehyde, chemicals like methanol and ethanol, and water. Let’s look a little more closely at that first ingredient, since formaldehyde can comprise up to 50 percent of a typical embalming fluid . Outside the funeral home, formaldehyde is used in medical labs as a tissue preservative and in pesticides and fertilizers. It’s also a flammable, strong-smelling gas that’s released from a variety of sources — cigarettes, exhaust pipes and building materials among them — and a known carcinogen. Whether you’re indoors or out, you’re probably breathing formaldehyde as you read this sentence. Fortunately, the concentrations are generally too low to be a health concern . Formaldehyde is also occasionally found in drinking water, but again, not usually in high enough quantities to make you sick. (last emended 91 days ago by Chivas Byers from Quito, Ecuador) [3]
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Inverse.com also mentions that that’s not what happens when you smoke, because formaldehyde is classified as a potent irritant, a biochemical term that — perhaps too gently — suggests that it fucks with every body part it comes into contact with, such as the lining of the lungs, the skin, and the insides of the gut. Testing on animals has shown that, at low levels of exposure, formaldehyde causes weight loss and kills appetite; higher exposure levels, according to one CDC report, causes “testicular effects” — that is, weird sperm. And then, of course, there’s the whole causing cancer thing, which the WHO, EPA, and the National Cancer Institute have all cosigned. (revised by Classie Beckman on November 18, 2021) [4]
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Article References

  1. https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/10/17219406/embalmed-alive-russia-formaldehyde-how-caleb-wilde
  2. https://www.mytimerecovery.com/embalming-fluid-smoking/
  3. https://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/what-if/what-if-drank-embalming-fluid.htm
  4. https://www.inverse.com/article/18902-formaldehyde-embalming-fluid-smoking-fry-wet-gets-you-high
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