17% of alcohol-linked ER cases under 14

Some 17% of the cass of alcohol poisoning that tùrn ùp at ER wards are ùnder 14 years of age, an age when their metabolisms are not ready to metabolise ethanol, the Italian Society of Alcohology said in a new report on Friday

“Up till 21 years the organism is ùnprepared and there is a risk of ethylic coma,” it said