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'Breathalysers don't accurately detect blood alcohol levels'

Dec 21, 2014    

London, Dec 21 (IANS) Researchers have found that the ability of some breathalysers, widely sold to the British public to detect potentially unsafe levels of alcohol in blood while driving, varies considerably.The findings call into question the regulatory process for approving these sorts of devices for personal use, say the researchers, particularly as false reassurance about a person's safety to drive could have potentially catastrophic consequences.The researchers compared the diagnostic accuracy of three personal use breathalysers to detect alcohol levels in blood in 208 adults.These adul...

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