Re: [Distillers] Copper - An interesting observation
- assuming full absorption, you would have to drink at least 3 litres at
a time to gain ca 10microgramme/litre (body). i suspect liver toxicity
would set in before any bug killing.
toxicity data for copper sulphate:
Interestingly, you'd need to drink about 50,000 l to kill yourself by
A question for Miciofelice:
when you grappa stillers get your product tested, what level is maximum
p.s. calculations are likely to be a factor of upto 2 off, due to
1kg of human = 1 litre of liquid, a human is 70kg (well, I am),
and most drastically (and incorrectly I know, but i'm still recovering
from NY Eve) copper sulphate weighs the same as copper.
--- Harry <gnikomson2000@...> wrote:
> I've come across some info that is food for thought.Cheers,
> " Malt whisky contains quite a lot of copper for a liquid.
> According to literature the average is 477 µg/l. This does not sound
> like very much. You would need almost 7000 bottles of whisky to get
> the equilvalent of one euro-cent worth of copper!
> Copper is relatively harmless for humans, but it is extremely toxic
> for micro-organisms. It kills Algae, fungi and bacteria. The
> poisonous effect starts at copper-concentrations of 10 µg/l. "
> Now this could explain a peculiar phenomenon in my household.
> During the annual rounds of colds/flu/viral infections, all around
> me the kids, wife, friends etc. are dropping like flies! I remain
> virtually unscathed (except for a recent nasty bug from overseas).
> Could this be due to my penchant for malt whisky? I'd certainly
> like to think so. Any excuse for a wee dram. ;-)
> Now if I can just convince my liver not to explode, I should live
> forever! I hope so, there's lots of Malts I haven't tried yet. :))
> Perhaps this fellow said it best...
> "If a person could just find out the exact proportion and quantity
> that ought to be drunk every day and keep to that, I verily believe
> that he might live forever, without dying at all, and that doctors
> and churchyards would go out of fashion". - James Hogg (The Ettrick
> Shepherd; 1820s).
> regards Harry
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