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Benzytol     4-chloro-3,5-dimethyl-phenol

Synonyms: Ottasept, Espadol, Desson, Dettol, Cloroxilenol, ...
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  • The risk of aspiration in Dettol poisoning: a retrospective cohort study [24].
  • 6. Comparison with a control group has identified other risk factors for pulmonary aspiration: the amount of Dettol ingested, the occurrence of vomiting, drowsiness or confusion [4].


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