Ethylene chlorohydrin

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Ethylene chlorohydrin

(Science: chemical) 2-chloroethanol. Used as a solvent, in the manufacture of insecticide, and for treating sweet potatoes before planting. May cause nausea, vomiting, pains in head and chest, stupefaction. Irritates mucous membranes and causes kidney and liver degeneration.

chemical name: ethanol, 2-chloro-