From: Roux, Stephane (RouxS$##$corning.com)
Date: Thu Oct 11 2001 - 06:07:19 EDT
the trick is to overload the body with ethanol continuously
until natural elimination had succeed in evacuation of methanol.
I think that in general, this is impossible beacause it is
applicated too late....
> De : Plamen Angelov[SMTP:angelov$##$argon.acad.bg]
> R> Úpondre Ó : angelov$##$argon.acad.bg
> Date : mardi 9 octobre 2001 19:48
> A : Multiple recipients of list orglist
> Objet : Re: ORGLIST: info on antidote
> Fredrik Thorstensson <freto$##$ifm.liu.se> wrote:
> > ## Antidote to methanol ##
> > ETHANOL!
> > If you give ordinary liquor to a methanol poisoned man, the liver =
> > metabolize the ethanol first and thus will the methanol just pass =
> > body. When methanol is metabolized you get formic acid and the the
> > blood pH decreases until you reach dangerous levels and the victim =
> > acidos and eventually dies.
> > So the antidote is ordinary liqour, booze, ethylalcohol, spirits,
> > ethanol = CH3CH2OH.
> It doesn't seem quite convincing to me. After all, most of the =
> poisonings are caused by mixtures that contain a great deal of =
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