It's not true as far as I know. Also American beers contain lots of nasty substances...at least some of them do anyway.
As I understand it, high formaldehyde content in beer in this part of the world is indeed an urban myth.
A little update: I must have drank two liters of water today. I feel much better. I am going to chill out with the beer drinking a bit now. I should be ok.
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Look at the big brain on Laoshi! (this line came from 'Pulp Fiction', remember it?!). Thanks for your scientific explanation and link!
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I get criticized for being unhelpful. Criticized for being helpful. Jesus fuckin' H! . All I know is that my eyes pain after beer and so does my ear. I'm jacking it me...
Great link on formaldehyde in beer. One of the posters explains how you can actually remove it before you drink your beer. Interesting.Originally Posted by laoshi
There's going to be a few pissheads tipping Chang into jugs of water whilst bemused Thai girlies look on tonight methinks ...
So out of all thai beers which has the greatest formaldehyde content?
Chang? I am guessing.
I get sore joints and muscles if I down too much beer over a period of a few days, lots of water helps and I take Alopurinol too what stops your body making so much uric acid, I'm only bloody 32!!!!
At least you will all be well preserved.
No vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end.
There's no formaldehyde in beer. The post from Thaivisa is bilge.
Formaldehyde in it's basic form is a gas. To make a solution they mix it with water and methanol to stop it polymerizing, this is called formalin, and is used to preserve biological samples.
If any of this was in your beer you wouldn't be able to drink it. Forget the formaldehyde, the methanol would make you blind and sick.
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I am 35 (getting to be an old man!) and just started noticing it. Alopurinol eh?.....hmmmm a type of suppliment?Originally Posted by Berty
If your body starts telling you to drink less then the sensible option would be to listen to it, not try and get round it by taking something else to alleviate the symptoms. I say that in a kindly way as I am concerned about peoples health.
Absolutely! I appreciate your concern S & O. I have been cutting back drastically.