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The_Jeff 11-08-2003 07:58 PM

Everclear = Blindness?
I have a high tolerance, and when I chose to drink, I enjoy drinking Everclear (mixed with a bit of Sprite).

People give me crap about drinking Everclear all the time, telling me that I'm going to go blind. I'm a pretty scientificly motovated person, and I do not see how this can be.

Could I get some posts to prove or disprove their claim that Everclear causes blindness?


Torre 11-09-2003 09:28 AM

Jeff: My friend in B.C. drinks that stuff and has told me about being "Hyderized" in Alaska. Everclear is just a very high proof distilled alcohol and is safe. It's methol alcohol that makes you go blind. Stay away from anti-freeze as well:) Do your friends think a distilling company would actually market something that makes people go blind? Imagine the lawsuits.

"methanol (methol alcohol): The simplest alcohol , sometimes called wood alcohol. Toxic effects similar to ethanol, except for its unique ability to cause blindness as a side effect, a property which makes its presence in many paint removers a major hazard. Like other alcohols, methanol is highly flammable"


The_Jeff 11-09-2003 11:19 AM

This is what I've tried to tell everyone, but just havn't had concrete proof. I tell them there is a moderator over this stuff, and it wouldn't be allowed for sale if it were disasterous in that way.


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