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UFFUniversidade Federal Fluminense (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
UFFUnion Financière de France (French: Financial Union of France)
UFFUniversal Font Format
UFFUlster Freedom Fighters
UFFUniversity of Florida Foundation (Gainesville, FL)
UFFUnderground Film Festival (various locations)
UFFUnited Faculty of Florida
UFFUltimate Fantastic Four (comic)
UFFUnited First Financial
UFFUniversal File Format
UFFUniversal Force Field
UFFUzbekistan Football Federation (Uzbekistan)
UFFUnited for Families (Port Saint Lucie, FL)
UFFUnited Freedom Fighters (gaming clan)
UFFUnion des Fanfares de France (French: Union of Bands of France)
UFFUltrafiltration Failure (dialysis)
UFFUltimate Fighting Federation (Salina, KS)
UFFUrea-Formaldehyde Foam (insulation material)
UFFUnitarian Fellowship of Fredericton (Canada)
UFFUniversal Flour Fortification
UFFUnified Fill Facility
UFFUnlimited Fighting Fitness (martial arts)
UFFUltra Fast Finalisation (Philips)
UFFUnbalanced Force Factor (exercise program)
UFFUniversity for Futures (finance)
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Symptom survey of residents of homes insulated with urea-formaldehyde foam. Environ Res 1982;29:320-34 [CrossRef]
The major indoor sources of formaldehyde are off-gassing from urea-formaldehyde foam insulation, particle board, paneling, plywood, some carpets and furniture, and, to a lesser extent, tobacco smoke and indoor combustion sources.
It is present in car exhaust, cigarette smoke, and emissions from gas stoves and furnaces, kerosene heaters, and power plants, as well as in permanent-press fabrics and urea-formaldehyde foam insulation materials, which were widely used in Canadian and U.S.
Even before CFCs were outlawed, the blown-in foam industry took a serious hit when the Consumer Product Safety Commission proposed a ban on urea-formaldehyde foam due to its formaldehyde content.
Further, conventional homes tend to be built with more solid wood compared to manufactured homes (although some residents of conventional homes have also been exposed to high levels of formaldehyde--during the 1970s a urea-formaldehyde foam was used in insulation; use of this foam was discontinued in the early 1980s, however, and most of the foam's formaldehyde has long since dissipated).
Urea-formaldehyde foams, when improperly applied, could outgas formaldehyde, as mentioned in the article.