NEWSWEEK: Device May Help Drinkers Avoid Alcohol Tainted With Deadly Chemicals

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 21/9/2017

Description

The mysterious death of a 20-year-old American tourist in Mexico brought light to the devastating effects of consuming tainted alcohol. The case was one of many that led the U.S. State Department to caution travelers about the harms of fake booze. The tricky part of telling if your vacation cocktail is contaminated is that it typically tastes no different than untainted versions. For those concerned, there's a device that may be able to detect fake spirits before the bottle is even opened.

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TitleDevice May Help Drinkers Avoid Alcohol Tainted With Deadly Chemicals
Media name/outletNewsweek
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date21/09/17
DescriptionThe mysterious death of a 20-year-old American tourist in Mexico brought light to the devastating effects of consuming tainted alcohol. The case was one of many that led the U.S. State Department to caution travelers about the harms of fake booze. The tricky part of telling if your vacation cocktail is contaminated is that it typically tastes no different than untainted versions. For those concerned, there's a device that may be able to detect fake spirits before the bottle is even opened.
URLwww.newsweek.com/device-may-help-drinkers-avoid-alcohol-tainted-deadly-chemicals-669251
PersonsDavid Ellis, Royston Goodacre