Ethanol is commonly known as alcohol. There are short-term as well as long-term harmful effects of ethanol consumption. Intoxication, dehydration, loss of balance, clumsiness, poor reflex actions, ambiguous speech, etc. are its immediate effects. prolonged alcohol consumption leads to liver ailments and brain disorders. Alcohol consumption increases cancer risk and women become more prone to breast cancer. If women consume alcohol during pregnancy, then there are major chances of alcohol affecting the foetus. As alcohol dissolves in the mother's blood stream and easily passes to the bloodstream of foetus. This may cause severe defects in brain and organ development, visual and hearing impairment in the child, mental retardation, etc; and may even cause miscarriage.