(pure grain alcohol can make you go blind)

You can certainly cause problems with your throat and larynx if you drink pure ethanol (grain alcohol) but won't make you go blind the way that methanol (wood alcohol) can. Ethanol is the active ingredient in Scotch, Bourbon and Gin (and Everclear). Rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) is another thing to avoid drinking; makes a lousy stove fuel too! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
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