You see, I'm allergic to formaldehyde. Yeah, you read it correctly. This nasty substance, which puts any self respecting, evil witch's brew to shame and gives embalming fluid and fingernail polish it's nasty odor, builds up in my body over time until it's gained enough momentum to break my entire body out in a rash of tiny blisters that itch to no end. Weird, I know.
Willful ignorance (and not having a healthy respect for your local potions master) is not a good idea, folks.
The outbreaks are getting closer together, despite the fact that I hardly ever wear fingernail polish, the last two outbreaks occurring within the last 5 years. What has changed? I could no longer ignore the situation, nor give fingernail polish sole responsibility for my dilemma.
Sneaky sorceress, er, I mean, manufacturers use all kinds of synonyms and chemicals that 'act like' formaldehyde. Thanks to globalhealingcenter.com for this list of ingredients to look for and avoid:
*Formalin *Methanal *Oxymethyline *Urea *1,3-Dioxetane *Quaternium 15 *Methylaldehyde
*Methylene Oxide *Formic Aldehyde *Oxomethane Formalin *Phenol Formaldehyde
Now I'm off to check the products I'm currently using for the
Source: The Hidden Formaldehyde
Anyone else ticked off an enchantress lately, as I apparently have? *grin* No? Do you have a weird allergy? Is your reaction instant or does it take time to build up, like mine? Do you like YA Fantasy with female protagonists? Have you read Lost Haven?