Odds and Ends
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at least methanol in significant quantities kills. There was also a pandemia of deafness before that, when some of the higher ups in Ministry of Health ordered to treat tonsillitis (both acute and chronic) in infants with antibiotics. That prevented some harmful complications, but also destroyed auditory nerves. Growing up without hearing prevented them from learning to speak, so eventually there were entire factories that specialized in providing employment for deaf-mutes. USSR holds undisputed first place in production of unintended consequences on massive scale.