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10 Ways to Get the Most from Your BACtrack Smartphone Breathalyzer

Stacey Sachs
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If you've purchased a BACtrack Smartphone Breathalyzer--congratulations! You now own one of the most powerful devices in the world to stay informed of how alcohol affects your body and mind. But are you using the app to the limit of its capabilitie...
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7 Ways to Get the Most From Your BACtrack

Chris Otchy
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Are you getting the most out of your BACtrack? Here are 7 ways to maximize the value of your breathalyzer. 1. Review the user manual. If you haven’t done so already, this is a great place to begin to get to know your BACtrack better. There’s lots of ...
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Why Choose Fuel Cell Sensor Technology?

Chris Otchy
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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 testing devices of choice in situations that deman...
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How Does a Breathalyzer Work?

Stacey Sachs
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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 spectrometer. Semiconductor oxide-based...
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What is the Highest Recorded %BAC?

Chris Otchy
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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 taken to the hospital to be treate...
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What is BAC?

Chris Otchy
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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 alcohol intoxicatio...
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Understanding DUI and DWI

Chris Otchy
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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... And then your worst nightmare...
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Understanding Breathalyzer Sensor Types

Chris Otchy
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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 Breathalyzers with fuel cell sensors offer extremely...
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Understanding Binge Drinking

Chris Otchy
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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 States is in the form of binge drinking,...
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Typical BAC Limits Around the World

Chris Otchy
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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, some states include a lesser charge, t...
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