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    I used benzene as a solvent 50 years ago in chem lab, and it was always present in the straight-run gasoline (and kerosene) that was a common part of every young man's "playing with cars" experience back then (same with n-hexane, only moreso).  We literally "washed up" with it.  Both were common industrial solvents (and found in some household cleaning products as well).

    n-hexane "smells like gasoline" (or at least like gasoline used to) and benzene has a rather pleasant "sweet" smell.  Knowing that (from experience) won't kill you.

    Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

    by Deward Hastings on Wed May 01, 2013 at 06:30:57 AM PDT

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