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Curcumin Prevents Renal Dysfunction, Proteinaceous and Granular Cast Formation in Tubular Lumen in Kidney of Mice Exposed to Formaldehyde Inhalation

Formaldehyde is a volatile chemical compound that is commonly used in the chemical industry. Formaldehyde inhalation exposure has been associated with cancer, respiratory diseases, digestive and neurological disorders. Oxidative stress is one of the potential mechanisms by which formaldehyde inhalation induces toxicity. Curcumin is a natural compound endowed with antioxidant properties and my thus prevent formaldehyde-induced toxicity. Read more here.