Health protection – guidance

Phenol: properties, incident management and toxicology

Information on phenol, also known as carbolic acid and hydroxybenzene, for responding to chemical incidents.

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Phenol: properties, incident management and toxicology

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Phenol: general information

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Phenol: incident management

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Phenol: toxicological overview

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Detail

This guide to phenol, also known as carbolic acid and hydroxybenzene, includes information on:

  • its properties and effects on health after exposure
  • how to respond to a chemical incident
  • its toxicology

Phenol is commonly known as carbolic acid, and is sometimes also called phenyl hydroxide or hydroxybenzene.