Saturday, June 20, 2009

Would you like some drink?

"It seems that in a country with no legal access to alcoholic beverages, i.e., ethanol, there’s a serious health risk that comes from drinking other forms of alcohol, usually methanol. This can be in the form of after shave lotions and perfumes, anti-freeze, or from badly made sadeeqi, home-distilled alcohol. The health risks are so great that, according to the article, the Saudi Ministry of Health is advising health centers to make sure they have sufficient antidote quantities on hand. The antidote for methanol poisoning? Ethanol, the alcohol specifically forbidden." (thanks Sana)