What does your personal breathalyzer really tell you?
The effects of alcohol on an individual can vary based upon factors such as age, physical condition, amount of food consumed prior to drinking, use of drugs or medications and the speed at which the alcohol was consumed. Alcohol abuse, which can lead to alcoholism, is a pattern of drinking that can cause harm to one's health, interpersonal relationships and ability to work.
The breath alcohol self-test is used to estimate your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). The results can help you decide whether it is safe to drive. With a personal breathalyzer, you get accurate results in just a few seconds. Just blow into the device, and your blood-alcohol content (BAC) is displayed almost immediately.
Personal breathalyzers rely on two main types of sensors: Fuel cell sensors and semiconductor oxide sensors.
If you need something that gives you a good estimate of your BAC range and you don’t need something extremely accurate, then a semiconductor breathalyser like the AT188 personal alcohol tester or the AT6000 alcohol tester is a smart and affordable choice for you.
If you need something extremely accurate, we recommend the AT8060 portable breathalyzer and AT8020 alcohol breathalyzer both are highly accurate for personal use and great for low volume professional testing as well.
Hard core drunk drivers are a major threat to the safety of themselves and others. Please don't drink and drive.
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