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- n. phenol
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- n. a toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene; used in manufacturing and as a disinfectant and antiseptic; poisonous if taken internally
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An estimated one million of the city’s 1.5 million residents were left without water due to what government identified as the presence of two variants of carbolic acid – carcinogen hydroxybenzene and phenol — in the city’s water supply.
A year and a half after the supposed crackdown on polluters in Jiangsu, the city of Yancheng had to shut off water for a million people after carbolic acid—including the carcinogens hydroxybenzene and phenol—was found in the city’s water supply.28 Even in Zhejiang, which has gone further than most to improve the situation, officials caution that there would be no qualitative change in the environment until 2020.29
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