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Intake of small quantity of methanol can be lethal. Comment.

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If methanol is taken in large quantities, it gets converted into methanal or formaldehyde. This substance coagulates the cells of the body and blocks the optic nerve thus causing blindness. It is toxic and cancer-causing too. It is naturally present in small quantities in fruits and in human body.

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