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Determination of Methanol Content in Herbal Distillates Produced in Urmia Using Spectrophotometry

Mohammad Delirrad; Zahra Ghasempour; Hassan Hassanzadazar; Yaghoub Roshani; Danesh Mohammadi; Shirin Forouzan; Amir Rahimirad; Ali Hamzehzadeh;
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  • Published: 01 May 2012 Journal: Iranian Journal of Toxicology, volume 6, issue 16, pages 594-599 (issn: 2008-2967, eissn: 2251-9459, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Arak University of Medical Sciences
Abstract
Background: Herbal distillates have been used for many centuries as drinks, flavors, and herbal medicine in Iran, especially in the city of Urmia. Recently, some studies claimed the presence of methanol in different types of herbal distillates. Methanol is a highly toxic compound which can cause acute or chronic toxicity in humans. Acute poisoning with methanol can cause different complications and even death while chronic methanol exposure has a wide range of nonspecific and misleading findings. The main purpose of this study was to determine methanol content in the commonly-used industrial herbal distillates produced in Urmia. Methods: Five samples of six type...
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Medical Subject Headings: complex mixturesfood and beverages
free text keywords: Herbal distillate, Iran, Methanol, Spectrophotometry, Urmia, lcsh:Toxicology. Poisons, lcsh:RA1190-1270
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