Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60
Merthiolate is also no longer advised for disinfecting a wound, but I can't remember why.
Originally Posted by Dawgluver
Is that what we used to call Mercurichrome?
I know nothing. I used Wikipedia. Both contain mercury, now recognized as a dangerous substance.
Tincture of merthiolate = Thiomersal
, an organomercury compound (according to the article). Mercurichrome = Merbromin
, an organomercuric disodium salt (according to the article). I remembered that some older antiseptics contained mercury but didn't remember which ones. I guess it's good for killing bacteria but rots your brain cells or something.
Hoot, you can't buy Everclear in California either, we evidently have a law restricting sale of alcoholic beverages to no more than 151 proof, about 75%. But I have no problem buying it online and shipping it here is fine. It's not really that expensive either even including shipping, not a whole bunch more than a premium brand vodka (even including shipping).
(Actually I think we can get Everclear 151 here.)