Manila, Philippines As part of a series of lectures entitled, “Tox-Talks”, Dr. Chenery Ann E. Lim presented a lecture about methanol poisoning at Philippine General Hospital on July 4,2019. Dr. Lim is a program coordinator presently working with Oslo University Hospital and she has for a number of years worked for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors…

February 23, 2019 – Assam, India Hospitals throughout Assam are reporting that over 100 people have died from poison hooch in the northeastern India state of Assam. Meanwhile local media and government officials are stating that over 300 have been either hospitalized or are being treated for the effects of this poisoned alcohol. These reports…

August 21, 2018 – Great Wakering, Essex, UK In April 2013 Cheznye Emmons was travelling through the jungles of South Asia, when the dream vacation of her life turned into a nightmare. Ms. Emmons, a 23-year-old beautician was travelling with her boyfriend Joseph Cook, 21, saving for years to take this dreamed about 6-month adventure…

August 9, 2018 – Athens, Greece On August 8, 2018 the tourism board of Greece announced a concerted effort using police officers accompanied by scientists to root out the use of industrial methanol alcohol in making drinks for tourists. Reacting to the recently reported case of 17 teenagers who were treated for methanol alcohol poisoning…

August 6, 2018 – Laganas, Greece Laganas is a party town favored by young Brits. It is also a town that seems to be a home to dodgy booze. Featuring a main strip that is lined with clubs and bars, this beach town on the Greek Island of Zakynthos draws underage teenagers with its large…

On March 14, 2017, the HSE in Ireland issued alert concerning fake alcohol after a man was hospitalized with methanol poisoning. The liquor bottle in question is believed to have been a vodka bottle that was purchased in Ballymum according to the Gardai, the Irish State Police. A spokesman for the police reinterred that alcohol…