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What increases the risk for methanol poisoning?

Most cases of methanol poisoning occur because people consume products containing methanol, either accidentally or as part of a suicide attempt. Therefore, the risk of methanol poisoning can be increased by easier access to such products in the workplace or home. For this reason, people who work in industrial settings are at heightened risk. Alcoholic beverages, particularly whiskey, may be tainted with methanol, posing higher risks to alcohol abusers.

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What causes methanol poisoning?
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Methanol poisoning occurs after exposure to methyl alcohol, also known as wood alcohol. Methanol is ...
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What is methanol poisoning?
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Is methanol poisoning serious?
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Methanol poisoning is very serious; if not treated promptly it can lead to significant health conseq...
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How do medications treat methanol poisoning?
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