What happens if you drink acetone?
post by dynomight
This is a link post for https://dyno-might.github.io/2020/09/14/what-happens-if-you-drink-acetone/
Question: Should you drink acetone?
But, out of interest, what if you did?
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comment by Charlie Steiner ·
2020-09-15T05:31:33.584Z · LW(p) · GW(p)
I'm curious about the comparison to drinking isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) instead, which is gradually metabolized into acetone (the actual psychoactive ingredient) inside the body. If you drink the same amount then gradual seems safer, but I'm not sure if it actually has a bigger difference between active dose and LD50 (or active dose and severe gastrointestinal inflammation).
comment by lb_rv ·
2020-09-21T10:22:51.837Z · LW(p) · GW(p)
A breath smelling of acetone can also occur when someone is losing weight very fast (extreme diets or the beginning of an eating disorder). An interesting tidbit.