March 24, 2022
MAR 24, toxic vignette: moonshine whiskey
Authors' Note: The toxic effects of illicit moonshine whiskey often result from the solder of car radiators, items that are conveniently incorporated into clandestine distilling equipment. Chronic kidney failure may be a delayed effect of repeated exposure to lead, cadmium and other heavy metals which leach into the brew from this source, allowing 'Whiskey Rick' and his ilk to escape responsibility for the most devastating effects of their concoctions.
Review all our poems of toxicologic interest by clicking HERE.