The primary organs of cleaning the body of alcohol are the liver and kidneys. The main work on the liver takes on itself; it is in it that most of the ethyl alcohol found in the body is processed (up to 90 percent). In the liver, ethanol is split, resulting in the appearance of acetaldehyde, a relatively toxic substance that harms the body. Gradually, acetaldehyde oxidizes, becomes acetic acid, which is capable of destroying human cells, if acetaldehyde is not rapidly eliminated from the body. People with alcoholism are always under the influence of this chemical process. This leads to hepatosis and even cirrhosis of the liver.
Elimination of toxic substances from the blood is a tough and long-lasting business. Unfortunately, it is not possible to complete it quickly for objective reasons. The speed of detoxification depends on many factors, including the general state of health, the state of the liver, the nationality, the sex of the person, and some others. In men, the rate of cleaning the body of alcohol is approximately one-tenth of a ppm, in women – nine-hundredths of an hour.