Medical Daily Analyzes BACtrack Consumption Report

BACtrack's Consumption Report continues to fascinate the public. This time the health experts at Medical Daily look at the insights taken from the report and give their take.

"Want to know which state ranked as the drunkest last Fourth of July? You can easily pinpoint this information with a single glance at a new national intoxication report, incorporating data culled from BACtrack Mobile, the first-ever smartphone breathalyzer application. All the information found in the report, released on Wednesday, was collected anonymously from users of BACtrack Mobile and represents more than 100,000 unique blood alcohol content (BAC) tests. Specifically, the makers of BACtrack Mobile traced levels of intoxication across times of day, dates, cities/states, and seasons."

After reviewing some of the stat-by-state and city-by-city comparisons the report entails, Medical Daily looks at the breathalyzer itself used to anonymously collect this information--BACtrack Mobile.

"Wondering how BACtrack Mobile works? Very simply, you breathe into a separate device and then it transfers the data to your smartphone, which gives you the reading on your BAC. The science behind it is a bit more complicated. Whenever you drink, alcohol is absorbed into your bloodstream and then as it flows through your lungs, alcohol moves into the air contained within the lung’s air sacs (alveoli). As you exhale alveolar air, the alcohol is detected by the BACtrack device; this concentration is related to the concentration of the alcohol in the blood. Considered extremely accurate, BACtrack Mobile won Car and Driver’s breathalyzer showdown earlier this year, by topping other tested products based on performance, design, and ease of use..."

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