Analysis of Moonshine for Contaminants

  title={Analysis of Moonshine for Contaminants},
  author={Christopher P. Holstege and Jeffrey D. Ferguson and Carl E. Wolf and Alexander B. Baer and Alphonse Poklis},
  journal={Journal of Toxicology: Clinical Toxicology},
  pages={597 - 601}
Objectives: In the past, some moonshine products contained potentially toxic contaminants. Although moonshine production continues in the United States, no studies have analyzed the content of moonshine since the early 1960s. We hypothesize that moonshine continues to contain potentially toxic concentrations of contaminants. Methods: Forty‐eight samples of illicitly distilled moonshine were obtained from law enforcement agencies. An independent laboratory, blinded to both the moonshine source… 
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