1.Alcohol cause seven types of cancer.
2.The risk of cancer drops dramatically if you stay within the government guidelines 3. 10g of alcohol is equal to 1.25 units, and the recommended amount per day by the government is 12 units for women and 34 for men. 4. Drinking alcohol under the age of 21 is illegal in every state. 5. However, alcohol is allowed for underaged people for religiouoso reasons. 6. About 4,700 people die a year from being too young to drink. 7. Alcohol can cause fibrosis in the liver.
8. It can also increase your risk of a stroke or heart attack. 9. Mouth cancer can also evolve from alcohol.
10. Believe it or not, alcohol can even greatly weaken your immune system.
http://curiousread.com/2009/03/35interestingandfunalcoholfacts.html 1. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BAFT) refuses to let alcohol producers distribute scientific medical information or evidence on health benefits associated with moderate alcohol consumption.
2. Beverage alcohol contains NO fat or cholesterol of any kind. However, it is packed with calories.
3. Here’s a tip if you’ll be driving after drinking. Know that the alcohol’s effect can be limited by not drinking more than 1 drink each hour.
4. Moderate consumption of alcohol does not appear to contribute to weight gain. 5. High protein foods help slow the absorption of alcohol into the body. They include cheese, peanut butter, peanuts or any kind of red meat.
6. Anyone under the age of 21 should be careful of taking out trash bags in Missouri. If
you are under 21 and the garbage contains an empty bottle of alcohol, you can be charged with illegal possession of alcohol.
...ALCOHOL: SHOULD IT BE ABOLISHED?
Malaysia is known as the tenth largest consumer of alcohol in the world and very few studies have been done to find the accurate magnitude of the problems caused by this consumption. Although not many studies have been carried, the facts and figures show that it is increasing each year. Malaysians spend about USD$500 million on alcohol yearly and among the drinking population, the Malaysian Indians who are 8 per cent of the country’s population are by far the heaviest drinkers with consumption of absolute alcohol which exceeds 14 litres. The ready availability of alcohol and the cheap price which is affordable by many is why the alcohol market is making tonnes of profit. Consumption of alcohol will bring harm if it is abused; not only does it cause health issues but it also contributes to other negative defects to the society as well as the country. This brings us to a point where although Malaysian alcohol market generates profits, alcohol should be abolished in Malaysia because some alcohol companies create false advertising, it causes road accidents and many problems arise due to uncontrollable consumption of alcohol beverages.
Alcohol companies create false advertising and marketing. Some advertisements are nothing short of dangerous in their...
Alcohol and pregnancy
When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, the alcohol travels through her blood and into the baby's blood, tissues, and organs. That means when a pregnant mom has a glass of wine, her baby has a glass of wine, too.
Drinking alcohol can harm the baby's development. Alcohol breaks down much more slowly in the baby's body than in an adult. That means the baby's blood alcohol level remains increased longer than the mother's. This is very dangerous, and can sometimes lead to lifelong damage.
Dangers of Alcohol During Pregnancy
Drinking a lot of alcohol during pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol syndrome in the baby. Fetal alcohol syndrome refers to a group of birth defects found in children born to mothers who drink too much alcohol. Symptoms can include:
* Behavior and attention problems
* Heart defects
* Changes in the shape of the face
* Poor growth before and after birth
* Poor muscle tone and problems with movement and balance
* Problems with thinking and speech
* Learning problems
These medical problems are lifelong and can range from mild to severe.
Complications seen in the infant may include:
* Cerebral palsy
* Premature delivery
* Miscarriage or stillbirth
How Much Alcohol is Dangerous?
Properties of Alcohols
The purpose of this experiment was to understand the comparative solubility of alcohols, as well as perform qualitative tests for the identification of alcohols.
Part I relies on the fact that different alcohols have different solubility in either water or hexane depending on both the number of hydroxide functional groups and the number of carbons in the molecule. The shorter the hydrocarbon chain, the more polar the molecule is. This polarity makes shorter alcohol chains more soluble in water, but less soluble in organic solvents such as hexane. The opposite is also true. The longer the hydrocarbon chain, the less influence the oxygen atom’s electronegativity has on the molecule’s overall polarity. This decreasing molecular polarity leads to decreased solubility in water, but increasing solubility in hexane and other organic solvents.
Part II relies on the fact that that primary, secondary, and tertiary alcohols, as well as phenols have different oxidation and reduction potentials, and react differently with other molecules. Primary alcohols can be oxidized into aldehydes, and subsequently into carboxylic acids. Meanwhile, secondary alcohols can only be oxidized into ketones, and tertiary alcohols cannot be oxidized at all because they lack...
...Properties of Alcohols and Phenols Experiment #3
Objectives: To observe the solubility of alcohols relative to their chemical structure, to perform chemical tests to distinguish primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols, and a color test for phenol. Introduction The general formula of an alcohol is ROH in which the R is an aliphatic hydrocarbon group. Alcohols may be looked upon as derivatives of water, HOH. One hydrogen of water is substituted by an alkyl group, R. Like water, alcohols show hydrogen bonding. As the chain of the R group increases the hydrocarbon character of the compound overshadows the polar character of the OH group. Consequently, the solubility and boiling point of an alcohol are affected by the length of the carbon chain and the shape of the molecule. The short chain alcohols are soluble in water, whereas the longer chain alcohols are insoluble in water. In general a molecule which is more compact (i.e., more branched) will be more soluble in water and will have a lower boiling point than the straight chain isomer. Phenols are aromatic alcohols, in which R is an aromatic ring. This experiment will demonstrate some of the properties of alcohols and phenols. Although alkyl alcohols have an -OH group, they do not ionize in water, whereas phenols ionize like acids (donating a proton to...
...Alcohol: Past, Present, and Future
Communication Arts 200 period 7
February 20, 2007
The beginning of Alcohol
While no one knows when alcohol was first used as a beverage (or even created) we do know that it has been used for over ten thousand years. Archeologists to this day are discovering old beer mug containers from the B.C period. Some other archeologist and a few scientists believe it was created in an experimental accident. Like most failed experiments alcohol was soon to be one of the most popular drinks in America. Not only was it going to impact America it impacted the whole world. Everyone would you alcohol in many different ways medicinal purposes, in South America and in the Middle East. They would use it for celebrations any type of celebration and it would be used in sacrifices or offering rituals too. As alcohol caught on people realized what a problem it could be. Everyday people would use alcohol as an everyday beverage not knowing what the affect could be or do; it wasn’t long until everyone was catching on to the harmful effects of the alcohol. Soon after Americans and people all over the world soon were able to control alcohol not before alcohol had gone through prohibition and much other banishment in countries and cultures....
...Among the Christian church there are two positions commonly viewed about alcohol. The first view is that alcohol is okay if used in moderation and the second view is that there is to be complete and total abstinence from the use of alcohol, and I will explain why the Bible teaches us total abstinence.
The alcohol found in beverages such as wine, beer, and whiskey is ethanol, a clear, highly flammable liquid that has a burning taste and a characteristic odor. When a person consumes an excessive amount of alcohol, enough to reach a five percent ethanol concentration in the bloodstream, which is called alcohol poisoning, death will usually occur. But even for people who consume it in moderation, there are immediate changes in behavior, and it alters a person's perceptions, emotions, movement, vision, and hearing. Alcohol also causes bad effects on the muscular, skeletal, nervous, and circulatory systems as well. That’s exactly the same effect that other illicit drugs such as heroin, and even marijuana, have on those who use those substances. If these narcotics are not as widely accepted as alcohol and yet have the same exact effects on our bodies than why do people view it so differently? Deuteronomy 32:33 says that wine is the poison of serpents. If you know something is poisonous, you’ll avoid it like the plague. So don’t consume alcohol,...
...starch or sugar, into an alcohol or an acid. One particular alcohol, ethanol is the least toxic of the alcohols and as such, has been used as a beverage. Impure forms of alcohol are used for the production of cider, wine, and beer through fermented juice of fruits and grains. In fermentation, any carbohydrate, either simple or complex can be used as a starting material. Sucrose is converted to ethanol by the presence of yeast, enzymes in the yeast convert these sugars to ethanol and carbon dioxide. First, invertase catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose to glucose and frusctose; secondly, zymase converts the hydrolyzed sugars to ethanol and carbon dioxide.
The fermentation process produces solutions of only 10-15% ethanol. The end product ethanol inhibits the action of the enzymes in the yeast. Distillation preformed in order to get more concentrated solutions. Distillation is based on the differences in boiling points of the components of the mixture. Fractional distillation is used to separate the mixture giving 95% ethanol and 5% water. This distillation process allowed many condensation and vaporization to take place before the pure vapors finally entered a cooling condenser. The constant boiling mixture is called an azeotrope. Pure or 100%, ethanol is obtained by adding benzene to the water ethanol mixture and is called absolute ethanol. Treating the mixture with calcium oxide removes last traces of water, and...