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What was in your last drink?

What was in your last drink?

Fake alcohol is a big problem because of the risks it poses to people’s health. Properly produced and certified alcoholic drinks are made with ethanol – alcohol that’s safe to drink in moderation. But fake alcoholic drinks can be produced using other cheaper types of alcohol which can have serious adverse effects on your health. The sale of illegal alcohol costs the UK around £1.2 billion per year. Much of the fake or illegally produced alcohol contains potentially dangerous chemicals: cleaning fluids, nail polish remover, automobile screen wash, methanol, isopropanol (used in antifreeze), and some fuels.

Industries: Food & Beverages


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