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Cognitive dissonance - oldbloke's mutterings
October 1st, 2010
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Cognitive dissonance

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From:geekette8
Date:October 1st, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
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Because by "alcohol" they mean "ethanol" and "benzyl alcohol" is a different substance altogether?

Benzyl alcohol: C6H5CH2OH
Ethanol: C2H5OH
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From:bellinghman
Date:October 1st, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
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Indeed.

There are a heck of a lot of alcohols in what you consume, but most of it isn't alcohol.

The same can be said about salts/salt, particularly in bacon.
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From:oldbloke
Date:October 1st, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
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Ah... My speedread of wiki just let me know some of the initial metabolic pathways are the same.
Also that it can be used against headlice, and as a photographic developer...
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From:femsc
Date:October 1st, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
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Whoa there! Backtrack a bit please... what can be used against headlice, Listerine or one of its ingredients? And what exactly does one do with it? This mother of a headlice-ridden daughter needs to know!
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From:oldbloke
Date:October 1st, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
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A 5% solution of benzyl alcohol is effective against lice, but not the eggs.
It prevents them closing their spiracles, so the solution will have something else in it to clog those up, suffocating the little blighters.
This is an over-the-counter medicine in the USA. No idea about here.
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From:femsc
Date:October 2nd, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for that - headlice provide us with a constant battle here. Clear one lot; check the following week; clear that lot; check again a week later; repeat last two points ad infinitum...
You are fortunate. You have a boy. Regardless of what the experts say, girls are far more prone to headlice than boys.
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