Friday, 19 June 2015

Hooch

Why in news?
Because of the recent tragedy in June 2015 in Mumbai, claiming over 64 lives.

What is hooch and why is it dangerous?
Hooch is usually illegally brewed country liquor that's been adulterated to deliver greater kick.

Source: Times of India
Methanol - reacts rapidly with components of the cell, leading to coagulation of protoplasm (just like eggs on boiling). It also affects optic nerve, causing blindness.

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