Methanol content in homemade alcohol from a province in North Vietnam.

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Methanol poisonings pose a major risk especially where illegal alcohol is consumed. The source of the methanol in the drinks are debated. We aimed to evaluate whether home distillation of alcohol made from rice was capable of producing toxic amounts of methanol.


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Name: Drug and alcohol review
ISSN: 1465-3362


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