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I almost took a sip of ethylene glycol

good thing I didnt swallow... now I have to go clean my mouth. son of a b****!.


Edited by zoid.srg - 8/9/11 at 7:24pm
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lol I tend to siphon my loop a bit when draining. Now that I'm running ethylene glycol, I'll need to remember this
 
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Ethylene glycol is moderately toxic with an oral LDLO = 786 mg/kg for humans.[6] The major danger is due to its sweet taste. Because of that, children and animals are more inclined to consume large quantities of it than of other poisons. Upon ingestion, ethylene glycol is oxidized to glycolic acid which is, in turn, oxidized to oxalic acid, which is toxic. It and its toxic byproducts first affect the central nervous system, then the heart, and finally the kidneys. Ingestion of sufficient amounts can be fatal if untreated.[7]

According to the annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System in 2007, there were about 1000 total cases resulting in 16 deaths. The 2008 American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System annual report lists 7 deaths.(Toxicity, Ethylene Glycol)
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Ethylene glycol isn't bad in small amounts. A small sip shouldn't hurt you.
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Yeah that's alright, I always taste my coolant additives before I add it in too.
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I accidentally took a swig of Isopropyl Alcohol once, because it was sitting on my desk next to a bottle of tea that I had been drinking. Needless to say, a good vomit ensued.
    
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A toxic dose requiring medical treatment varies but is considered more than 0.1 mL per kg body weight of pure substance.

Good grief..... 0.1mL per kg?! That means that even a big dude at 100kg would have a dose which needs medical treatment at only 10 mL!! That's like a spoonful.... This stuff is seriously dangerous people!
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Yeah, while cleaning some bits I ended up accidentally chugging a decent amount to hydrogen peroxide....it was quite the sensation.
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Yeah that's alright, I always taste my coolant additives before I add it in too.
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so you guys actually use that in your loop? how well does it work when mixed with distilled water? and what ratio are you using it in?
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