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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 are the treatment options for methanol poisoning?
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Treatment for methanol poisoning should begin as soon as possible and will usually be done in an int...
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Can household pets develop methanol poisoning?
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After humans are exposed to methanol, the dangerous symptoms result when methanol is transformed int...
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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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How does methanol poisoning affect the body?
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Methanol has a quick and profound effect on the body. Once ingested, the body changes methanol into ...
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