Toxic Alcohol Ingestion: Methanol
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Toxic Alcohol Ingestion: Methanol
Solvent found in cleaning and printing solutions, adhesives, stains, paint removers,

antifreeze agent in windshield wiping fluid, camp stove fuel, gasoline additive
 Pharmacology:
  - Peak serum concentration 30-60 minutes, elimination half-life 12-20 hours
  - Permanent blindness reported at as little as 0.1 mL/kg (6-10 mL in adults)
  - Lethal dose = 1-2 mL/kg
  - Metabolite (eg. formic acid) causes toxicity, but does NOT cause osmolal gap


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