Global & Disaster Medicine

At least 133 people have died and more than 200 others have been hospitalized after consuming tainted alcohol in India

CNN

“…..Homemade alcohol is typically brewed in villages before being smuggled into cities, where it sells for about 10 cents a glass — about a third the price of legally brewed liquor…….

Country-made liquor often contains toxic methanol, which can make people feel inebriated. However, even a very small amount can be toxic. Methanol poisoning can cause confusion, dizziness, drowsiness, headaches and the inability to coordinate muscle movements…..”

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