A typical liter of an aspartame diet soda
approximately 55 milligrams. Complications of methanol poisoning include blindness, brain
swelling, pancreatitis, numbness, shooting pains, cardiac changes, and death (28, 42-45).
According to Aspartame Consumer Safety Network, when ingested, methanol breaks down
into formaldehyde, "known to cause cancer, accumulating slowly without detection in the
body" (The Deadly Deception 2).