wood alcohol

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Recent Examples on the Web That may be leading to the use of a highly toxic substitute — methanol, or wood alcohol — in products that have been rushed onto store shelves in the United States. Amy Martyn, oregonlive, "17 deaths related to methanol-spiked hand sanitizer but FDA limited in actions," 6 Oct. 2020 That may be leading to the use of a highly toxic substitute — methanol, or wood alcohol — in products that have been rushed onto store shelves in the United States. Amy Martyn, oregonlive, "17 deaths related to methanol-spiked hand sanitizer but FDA limited in actions," 6 Oct. 2020 Methanol is known as methyl or wood alcohol and is extremely toxic. Harold Mcgee, WSJ, "What Does Outer Space Smell Like?," 24 Oct. 2020 That may be leading to the use of a highly toxic substitute — methanol, or wood alcohol — in products that have been rushed onto store shelves in the United States. Amy Martyn, oregonlive, "17 deaths related to methanol-spiked hand sanitizer but FDA limited in actions," 6 Oct. 2020 That may be leading to the use of a highly toxic substitute — methanol, or wood alcohol — in products that have been rushed onto store shelves in the United States. Amy Martyn, oregonlive, "17 deaths related to methanol-spiked hand sanitizer but FDA limited in actions," 6 Oct. 2020 That may be leading to the use of a highly toxic substitute — methanol, or wood alcohol — in products that have been rushed onto store shelves in the United States. Amy Martyn, oregonlive, "17 deaths related to methanol-spiked hand sanitizer but FDA limited in actions," 6 Oct. 2020 That may be leading to the use of a highly toxic substitute — methanol, or wood alcohol — in products that have been rushed onto store shelves in the United States. NBC News, "FDA warns of methanol-tainted hand sanitizer — but can't force companies to recall it," 1 Oct. 2020 All had consumed sanitizers containing methanol, or wood alcohol. CBS News, "4 deaths linked to methanol-based hand sanitizers in two states," 8 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of wood alcohol

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wood alcohol was in 1854

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2 Dec 2020

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“Wood alcohol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20alcohol. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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wood alcohol

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