Tartaric acid (crystals shown here) is a component of wine that helps lower the pH during fermentation to prevent bacterial spoilage. Tartaric acid also acts as a muscle toxin and is lethal in high concentrations: If a 150 lb person were to consume 18 oz of tartaric acid, they would experience muscle paralysis and death.
Image by Richard H. Lee.
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Tartaric acid (crystals shown here) is a component of wine that helps lower the pH during fermentation to prevent bacterial spoilage. Tartaric acid also acts as a muscle toxin and is lethal in high concentrations: If a 150 lb person were to consume 18 oz of tartaric acid, they would experience muscle paralysis and death.

Image by Richard H. Lee.

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