Here is the story of Merry Kay, who died from methanol poisoning from aspartame:
So many are dying from it. Please be sure to take the time to watch the documentary: "Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World" - .youtube.com/watch?v=toKyRlpmG7A
Dr. Monte wrote "While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills", www.whilesciencesleeps.com
which has to be the finest book ever written on methanol in aspartame. You can't put it down because now you are getting the truth and even though industry has spent millions trying to hide these facts. they are laid bare for all the world to read.
You will read that his house was blown up with him in it, and how G. D. Searle made a deal with the FDA to seal the teratology studies.
Read about it in the Bressler Report
Let's take the issue of methanol in aspartame and cancer. Actually. FDA officials themselves admitted that aspartame causes cancer. Dr. Adrian Gross who was one of the main investigators at the FDA told the Senate on 8/1/85 that aspartame was illegally on the market because it violated the Delaney clause which says you can't allow anything in food that causes cancer. He stated that beyond a shadow of a doubt aspartame caused brain tumors and brain cancer and FDA should not even been able to set an allowable daily intake.
There is methyl ester at the center of the aspartame molecule, which immediately becomes free methyl alcohol. It converts to formaldehyde which is a Class A Carcinogen.
Dr. Morando Soffritti did the Ramazzini Studies on aspartame proving it to be a multipotential carcinogen. He stated that there was so much formaldehyde, it turned his research rats' fur yellow. Three studies showed aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen and even caused the blood cancers like leukemia. Harvard did a human study confirming the same findings as Dr. Soffritti. Dr. M. Alemany did the Trocho Study which showed the formaldehyde embalms living tissue and damages DNA. The entire issue is well discussed in Dr. Monte's book as follows:
"Aspartame's proclivity to cause cancer in humans should be a surprise to no one. The unimpeachable biochemical pathway whereby its methanol transforms into formaldehyde at cancer prone ADH-containing tissue locations throughout the human body constitutes sufficient scientific basis for considerable concern.