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CRESOL

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An oily liquid obtained from coal tar. It is a powerful antiseptic and disinfectant.

Uses Cresol is used combined with soap to form a clear saponaceous fluid known as lysol, which can be mixed with water in any proportions. For the disinfection of drains it is used at a dilution of one in 20; for heavily infected linen, one in 40; and for floors and walls, one in

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