Zinc Chloride?

I have a 6 Volt Lantern battery (UK type) which is labelled as,
"Zinc Chloride".
Does this mean that it is the traditional Zinc/Carbon cell with
Sal-Ammoniac chemiclas?
Also, if I were to alkali batteries, what would I find inside? I only
ask because in my youth, the carbon rods were very useful, and
wondered, before I poison myself, if there were to be anything
useful in the modern cells.
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It's most likely a standard carbon zinc battery. Even if it were an alkaline battery, there is nothing particularly toxic inside, just don't eat it and wash your hands when you finish.
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