Toxic substances list: acetaldehyde

Acetaldehyde enters the Canadian environment from natural sources (including forest and brush fires), from human sources such as a by-product of incomplete combustion of fuel in internal combustion engines and industrial processes, and through secondary formation as a result of the atmospheric oxidation of natural and anthropogenic organic compounds.

CAS (Chemical Abstract Service) registry number: 75-07-0

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Gatineau, QC K1A 0H3

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