Skip to Content
Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Publications Search - Abstract View

Title: Visits to physicians before and after exposure to urea formaldehyde foam insulation.
Authors: L'Abbé KA,  Hoey JR,  Hanley J,  Wacholder S,  Nantel A
Journal: Am J Public Health
Date: 1988 Nov
Branches: BB
PubMed ID: 3177730
PMC ID: PMC1350250
Abstract: The average number of visits to a physician made by a sample of 351 residents of homes insulated with urea formaldehyde foam insulation in Montreal in the one year period before exposure was 5.25, and in the year following 5.62, an increase of 7 per cent (odds ratio 1.07, 95% CI = 1.00, 1.15). The increase in visits in the post insulation year was limited to subjects who had the product installed in the winter (OR = 1.48, 95% CI = 1.18,1.85), and was not seen for study subjects who insulated their homes during other seasons of the year.