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7 Ways to Get the Most From Your BACtrack

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7 Ways to Get the Most From Your BACtrack Are you getting the most out of your BACtrack? Here are 7 ways to maximize the value of your breathalyzer. Review the user manual. If you haven’t done so already, this is a great place to begin to get ...
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Why Choose Fuel Cell Sensor Technology?

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Why Choose Fuel Cell Sensor Technology? BACtrack Professional Breathalyzers with advanced Xtend® Fuel Cell Sensor Technology offer an extremely high level of blood alcohol content (BAC) testing accuracy and sensitivity, and are the alcohol testin...
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How Does a Breathalyzer Work?

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How Does a Breathalyzer Work? Most breathalyzers use one of three technologies to detect Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), which is the concentration of alcohol in a person's blood: a semiconductor oxide sensor, a fuel cell sensor or an infrared spectr...
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What is the Highest Recorded %BAC?

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What is the Highest %BAC? According to CBC News Canada, a Bulgarian man holds the record for the highest BAC level ever recorded, and specifically the highest survivable BAC level. In December 2004, a 67-year-old man in Plovdiv, Bulgaria was take...
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What is BAC?

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What is BAC? Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) describes the percentage of alcohol present in the blood. BAC testing enables law enforcement and medical professionals--as well as concerned individuals--to objectively estimate the level of a person’s alco...
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Understanding DUI and DWI

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Understanding DUI and DWI You swing by a nearby bar after work and have a few pops with your pals. You’re a little buzzed – but not so buzzed that you don’t think you can drive. So you get in your car and head off into traffic. So far, so good... An...
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Understanding Breathalyzer Sensor Types

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Understanding Breathalyzer Sensor Types Most breathalyzers use either fuel cell sensor technology or semiconductor oxide sensor technology to measure the blood alcohol content (BAC) in a person's blood. Xtend® Fuel Cell Sensor Technology Breath...
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Understanding Binge Drinking

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Understanding Binge Drinking Binge drinking is defined as the rapid consumption of a high number of alcoholic beverages in a short period of time. Sound familiar? You aren’t alone. About 75% of the alcohol consumed by adults in the United State...
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Typical BAC Limits Around the World

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Typical BAC Limits Around the World Since 2002, it has been illegal in all 50 U.S. states for those over the age of 21 to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is 0.08% or higher (before 2002, the legal limit was 0.10%). In addition, s...
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Three Types of BAC Testing

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Three Types of BAC Testing   In the United States, you are considered to be legally intoxicated and prohibited from driving a vehicle if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08% or greater. The three most common methods for testing BAC are breat...
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