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Old 28 May 2008, 09:29   #11
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Originally Posted by jyasaki View Post
Methanol poisoning is usually a result of the methanol being metabolized into some fairly nasty by-products. Small amounts of methanol can be broken down by the body and excreted without too much damage.

Ethyl alcohol and methyl alcohol are seen by the body as being very similar.

By treating with ethyl alcohol (vodka or whiskey above), you are essentially diluting the amount of methanol per unit time that the liver and kidneys process. This drops the resulting toxins below the fatal threshhold. Hopefully.


Why not just drink more Methanol then?

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Old 01 June 2008, 05:28   #12
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Another Wales v USA hijacking load of bollox! The guy asked about flushing his boat with Anti-freeze not drinking the bloody stuff!

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