Posts tagged with myths
7 July 2009 - methanol, done! /dusts off hands
Not content to leave methanol without drawing some theoretical conclusions, here’s the last I have to say on the topic. Blood’s buffering capacity is around 38.5 mEq/L/pH at physiological pH levels, and is more capable of buffering in an acidic than an alkaline direction. 1 mEq of formic acid is 46 milligrams. Acidosis is clinically […]
6 July 2009 - right, so the methanol/formaldehyde claim…
Blood is a pH buffered solution, and the average adult has around 5 liters of it. A standard can of diet coke has approximately 200mg of aspartame, 10% of which is metabolised to methanol. That 20mg of methanol is metabolised rapidly by alcohol dehydrogenase into formaldehyde. This formaldehyde is then rapidly metabolised into formic acid […]
23 June 2009 - it’s okay, people. the diet coke isn’t going to kill me.
I drink quite a bit of diet coke. Probably two cans, each day that I work. I’m forever being told by people “that’ll give you brain cancer you know” or “that stuff’s gonna kill you!” I admit, it’s not the best habit to be drinking some kind of synthetic beverage a couple of times a […]