Jain SR, Nahar PS, Baig MM
Abstract: Formalin is used as a preservative for human cadaver. The present study was conducted in 250 I MBBS students to find out and quantify the toxic effects of formalin. In our study 87.2 % students have reported watering of eyes. Others reported symptoms includes tingling sensation in nose (30.8 %), irritation of throat (34.4 %), cough (20 %), headache (6.4 %), skin problems (10.8 %) & other like giddiness, lack of concentration (31.2 %). 74.8 percent students said that the watering through eyes was first to be developed. While 62 percent felt that it was also the most troublesome symptom.
Keywords: Formalin toxicity, MBBS students