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Breath Alcohol Tests

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Breath Alcohol Tests

Breath Alcohol Test

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Breath alcohol testing devices, commonly known by the term for one type of device - Breathalyzer, measure how much alcohol is currently in the blood.

Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is measured by blowing into a breath alcohol device. The results are given as a number which shows the level of alcohol in the blood. The legal limit for being considered impaired while driving is .08.

However, US Department of Transportation regulations consider a .04 a positive alcohol test requiring removal from driving or other safety-sensitive tasks. A .02 under DOT regulations can require removal from tasks for a certain period of time.

Blood alcohol tests show current levels of impairment or intoxication not past use.

Blood / Breath Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Calculators

There are calculators available to compute your estimated blood/breath alcohol concentration based on the number of drinks you have consumed and how quickly you drank them, your weight, and your gender.

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