wood alcohol

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 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 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 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 Methanol is known as methyl or wood alcohol and is extremely toxic. Harold Mcgee, WSJ, 24 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 19 Jan. 2022.

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wood alcohol

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