Illicit alcohol: public health risk of methanol poisoning and policy mitigation strategies

Manning, Louise and Kowalska, Aleksandra (2021) Illicit alcohol: public health risk of methanol poisoning and policy mitigation strategies. Foods, 10 (1625). ISSN ISSN: 2304-8158

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Illicit (unrecorded) alcohol is a critical global public health issue because it is produced without regulatory and market oversight with increased risk of safety, quality and adulteration issues. Undertaking iterative research to draw together academic, contemporary and historic evidence this paper reviews one specific toxicological issue: methanol; in order to identify the policy mitigation strategies of interest. A typology of illicit alcohol products, including legal products, illegal products and surrogate products, is created. A policy landscape matrix is produced that synthesizes the drivers of illicit alcohol production, distribution, sale and consumption, policy measures and activity related signals in order to inform policy development. The matrix illustrates the interaction between capabilities, motivations and opportunities and factors such as access, culture, community norms and behavior, economic drivers and knowledge and information and gives insight into mitigation strategies against illicit alcohol sale and consumption which may prove of value for policymakers in various parts of the world.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: fraud, unrecorded alcohol, illicit, alcohol, methanol, policy
Divisions: Agriculture, Food and Environment
Depositing User: Professor Louise Manning
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2021 15:18
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 14:53

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