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Re: ETHYLENE GLYCOL FACTS
Scott McPherson, email@example.com wrote:
>Ethylene glycol itself is not that toxic, the problem is that as soon as
>the stuff hits our kidneys it begins to get oxidized and one of the
>oxidation products is oxalic acid. The kidneys are severely damaged by the
>deposition of oxalate crystals. Interestingly, the antidote for ethylene
>glycol poisoning is to drink an intoxicating dose of ethanol! This is
>because ethanol effectively competes for the enzyme (alcohol
>dehydrogenase) that begins the oxidation of ethylene glycol. The ethylene
>glycol is then excreted harmlessly.
Sounds like fun. I'm in!!!
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