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What is the rate of incidence for methanol poisoning?

It is estimated that in 2009, nearly 2.5 million people reported some sort of substance poisoning. Out of these, over 2,000 involved methanol exposure. This means that the incidence of methanol poisoning is rare, with less than 1 percent of reported poisonings in the United States relating to methanol.

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What is methanol poisoning?
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How do medications treat methanol poisoning?
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Is methanol poisoning serious?
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What other conditions may resemble methanol poisoning?
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