The floor and the lower part of the chambers are treated with cresol; the upper part is whitewashed.
They are arranged over cesspools 18 feet deep, disinfected every day with whitewash and cresol, and are quite odourless.
Compound solution of cresol is an excellent remedy at this stage.
Among the substances deserving mention under this head we have indol, skatol, cresol, and phenol.
cresol soap and water make a good disinfectant for incubators.
For this purpose a 0.5 per cent solution of the compound solution of cresol or of Lugol's solution has been found satisfactory.
Lysol is a compound of cresol and linseed-oil soap, and is much less toxic than carbolic acid.
So instead of phenol, other coal tar products such as cresol, naphthol or benzene itself may be used.
cresol cre·sol (krē'sôl', -sōl')
Any of three isomeric phenols used as a disinfectant.