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Can ethanol poisoning be prevented?

The best prevention for ethanol poisoning is responsible drinking habits. In general, consuming more than 14 drinks per week is considered risky behavior. Consuming more than five drinks per sitting for men or four drinks per sitting for women is also considered high risk. It takes about one hour for your body to metabolize one serving of alcohol, such as 12 ounces of beer, four to five ounces of wine, or one and a half ounces of hard liquor. Drinking at a rate that your body cannot keep up with will eventually result in toxic levels of ethanol in your system. Parents should talk to their teens about the risks of drinking alcohol and store alcohol safely in their home to prevent ethanol poisoning in children.

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