Archive for March 11th, 2009

Does the Breath Test Really Measure Deep Lung Air?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 Posted in Breath Tests, Chemical Test, Intox 5000 | No Comments »

     One of the assumptions upon which breath alcohol testing has rested since the 1950's is the belief that the instruments measure "deep lung" or alveolar air.  This outdated assumption ... Read more..

Alcohol is not Always Ethanol

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 Posted in Breath Tests, Chemical Test, Intox 5000 | 1 Comment »

     Ethanol or ethyl alcohol contains two carbon atoms linked to hydrogen atoms (methyl groups) and one oxygen atom linked to a hydrogen atom (hydroxyl group).  Most infrared breath testing ... Read more..