Exposure Assessment to Methanol from Alcoholic Beverage of Residents (15 Years Old) in Guangdong Province
Exposure Assessment to Methanol from Alcoholic Beverage of Residents (≥ 15 Years Old) in Guangdong Province
Data from GNHS 2009-2012 was used to investigate the alcoholic beverage consumption situation of Guangdong province. A total of 1532 alcoholic beverages were randomly sampled in the spots where GNHS were conducted. Methanol content was detected by gas chromatograph. There was 13 samples among 1589 containing methanol exceeded the limits, with the highest average level of methanol in tequila (1.45 g/L). The hazard indices of alcoholic beverages calculated by methanol RfD 2 mg/kg bw day (US EPA). As with the hazard index, exposures below a HI of 1.0 will likely not result in adverse health effects over a lifetime of exposure. Then the methanol exposure via the alcoholic beverages might not do hazard to Guangdong provincial residents.