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Recent Examples on the Web In a new advisory published on June 19, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urged consumers not to use hand sanitizer made by the Mexican company Eskbiochem SA, due to the potential presence of methanol, also known as methyl alcohol, wood alcohol or carbinol. Claire Gillespie, Health.com, 23 June 2020 Also called wood alcohol, methyl alcohol made by bootleggers blinded or killed thousands of people during Prohibition. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 30 Dec. 2022 Methanol — often called wood alcohol — is a toxic chemical and if ingested even small amounts of it can be fatal. Mogomotsi Magome, ajc, 19 July 2022 Also known as wood alcohol, methanol exposure can cause several health issues, including blindness, seizures, and vomiting. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 1 Nov. 2021 At the root of every hand sanitizer recall is the presence of methanol, a substance that is sometimes referred to as wood alcohol. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 27 May 2021 Methanol, which is also known as wood alcohol, can cause a myriad of severe symptoms when absorbed through the skin. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 21 May 2021 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, 6 Oct. 2020

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wood alcohol was in 1854

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“Wood alcohol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20alcohol. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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