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A greasy substance with a smoky odor and burned taste created by high temperature treatment of BEECH and other WOOD; COAL TAR; or resin of the CREOSOTE BUSH. It contains CRESOLS and POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS which are CARCINOGENS. It has been widely used as wood preservative and in PESTICIDES and had former use medicinally in DISINFECTANTS; LAXATIVES; and DERMATOLOGIC AGENTS.

Year introduced: 1991(1975)

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Tree Number(s): D02.455.426.559.389.657.239.327

MeSH Unique ID: D003407

Registry Number: 8021-39-4

Entry Terms:

  • Beechwood Creosote
  • Creosote, Beechwood

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