Breath Alcohol Tests

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Breathalyzer tests for detecting alcohol in breath are a regular method of measuring blood or breath alcohol levels.  On-site alcohol testing kits and electronic breath alcohol tests are useful for use in the workplace, by healthcare employees or at home.  The majority of people use them to test against the drink drive limit. In the UK this is 80mg/dl or 0.08% BAC (blood alcohol concentration).

Having a good method of testing for alcohol levels is vital in employee testing and to check that an individual is safe to drive the next day. It can prevent accidents and improve the awareness of the dangers of driving the morning after drinking.

Electronic Breath Alcohol Testing Units

Electronic breathalysers are more cost effective if you are screening for alcohol on a regular basis. Electronic breath testing units use separate mouthpieces to ensure that every test is as accurate as the last.

Don’t risk drinking and driving!

Breathalyzer Tests – A very simple commercial version of the “blow in the bag” breath alcohol test kit used by the British Police.

The Home Office Approved personal Breathalyzer testing units are a portable modification of the basic roadside breathalyser used by the British Police Forces for several decades. It uses yellow crystals which turn green in the presence of any alcohol in breath in order to test patients to a pre-determined level.

This is the breathalyzer most often used when carrying out pre-employment, random or accident based workplace employee drug and alcohol screening.

The best time to use these tests is the morning after alcohol consumption to see if you are under the limit enough to drive, this is because if you use them while you are still drinking alcohol the test won’t be accurate because alcohol will be in your stomach but not yet in your blood stream or breath, so you could be under the limit when you test yourself but 10 minutes later, you could be over the limit.

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