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  Ignition Interlock by Smart Start - Blood Alcohol Content Calculator
Blood alcohol content (or blood alcohol concentration), often abbreviated BAC, is the concentration of alcohol in blood, measured, by volume, as a percentage.
For example, a BAC of 0.20% means 1 part per 500 in an individual's blood is alcohol.
Use this blood alcohol content calculator to estimate just how little alcohol it takes to put you on the "wrong side of the law".
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  Blood Alcohol Content, BAC Tests & State DUI Minimum at Total DUI
The central issue in almost every DUI case is whether your blood alcohol content (BAC) is equal to or greater to than the statutory minimum.
In fact, although most states' laws provide that a blood alcohol content of.08 percent is the level at which you are considered legally intoxicated, some studies conclude that a blood alcohol content as low as.02 affects your ability to drive and increases the likelihood of an accident.
Your BAC is usually determined by breath, blood, saliva or urine testing, which is typically performed shortly after you're stopped for suspicion of DUI.
www.totaldui.com /blood_alcohol_content.htm   (715 words)

  
  Blood alcohol content Summary
Blood alcohol content (BAC) or blood alcohol concentration is the concentration of alcohol in blood.
For example, on average the ratio of BAC to breath alcohol content (the "partition ratio") is 2100 to 1.
Alcohol is removed from the bloodstream by a combination of metabolism, excretion, and evaporation.
www.bookrags.com /Blood_alcohol_content   (3461 words)

  
 Alcohol Blood Content and Blood Alcohol Level Test Information — Lifeloc Technologies
Alcohol does not affect the senses or muscles directly, rather the nervous system is impaired and reaction time and reflexes are slowed as a result.
Alcohol is a depressant that can produce such feelings as euphoria, and relaxation for short periods of time; however, with continued consumption; these feelings will give way to intoxication.
Alcohol has a high affinity for water and a person's blood alcohol concentration is a function of the total amount of alcohol in their system divided by total body water.
www.lifeloc.com /about/alcohol-facts.html   (895 words)

  
 An Explanation of Blood Alcohol Concentrations
Blood alcohol concentrations are determined by testing the level of alcohol present in a driver's blood.
When alcohol is absorbed into the blood stream, it travels by way of the blood vessels and is distributed to cells throughout the body.
The rate at which alcohol is removed from the body depends largely on a persons metabolism since metabolic processes are responsible for the vast majority of alcohol removed from the body.
www.nvo.com /beaulier/yourdwibac   (927 words)

  
 Drinking: A Student's Guide
Blood Alcohol Content is measured in milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, or milligrams percent.
For example, a BAC of.10 means that one-tenth of 1% (or 1/1000) of your total blood content is alcohol.
Blood Alcohol Content depends largely on two things: body size (the bigger you are, the more blood you have to dilute the alcohol) and how much you drink at any one time (the faster you drink, the higher your BAC, since the body has less time to dilute the alcohol).
www.mcneese.edu /community/alcohol/what.html   (277 words)

  
 BAC: Blood Alcohol Content - Glossary - Live Sensibly
Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is the concentration of alcohol in a person’s blood.
A blood alcohol level of.08 percent (too impaired to drive in most states) means that 8 parts per 10,000 in the blood is alcohol.
Although blood alcohol test results are often described as a percentage by volume, most of the instruments used to determine it actually measure the weight.
live.sensibly.org /ls/2004/02/15/bac   (785 words)

  
 Blood Alcohol Content in Maryland. Legal significance in DUI/DWI   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alcohol (ethanol) is a powerful, mind-altering chemical, no matter what form it is in--beer, wine, or liquor.
Because alcohol consumption is so common in our culture, we often forget that it is a drug that the body treats as a toxin--a poison.
For blood tests the result is measured in grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood.
www.markepsteinlaw.com /maryland-bac.html   (602 words)

  
 3.3 Blood Alcohol Content
The effect that alcohol has on a person's body is dependent on the amount of alcohol that their organs -- the brain in particular -- are exposed to.
Since the alcohol gets to the brain by diffusing itself throughout the blood, a convenient gauge of intoxication is the amount of alcohol in a person's blood.
While BAC for blood is measured in weight of ethanol per 100 mL of blood, it can be measured as weight of ethanol per 210 L (liters, not milliliters) of breath, and produce an equal result.
library.thinkquest.org /23713/effects/bac.html   (890 words)

  
 Blood Alcohol
Alcohol is quickly absorbed into the blood and can be measured within 40 to 70 minutes after you have consumed any alcoholic drink.
The blood alcohol test measures only the amount of alcohol in the blood at the time the sample is taken.
The handheld device to measure breath alcohol is similar to, though not as precise as, the type of test used by police for suspected drunk drivers.
www.webmd.com /hw/lab_tests/hw3564.asp   (1446 words)

  
 Blood alcohol content levels (BAC) Doylestown PA DUI / DWI Help Center(sm)- OptimusLaw® - The Best Way To Find A ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Detecting the volume of alcohol in your body is achieved by determining the your blood alcohol level or BAC.
For example, a BAC of.10 means that 1/10 of 1 percent (or 1/1000) of your total blood content is alcohol.
BAC depends on your total volume of blood which increases with weight and the amount of alcohol you consume over time.
doylestown.pa.duidwihelpcenter.com /articles/bac.levels.htm   (643 words)

  
 Blood Alcohol Content
The concentration of alcohol in blood is referred to as Blood Alcohol Content (BAC).
BAC is measured in milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, or milligrams percent.
For instance, a BAC of.10 indicates that 1/10 of 1 percent (or 1/1000) of your total blood content is alcohol.
www.dekalbstarteam.com /nonpublic/blood_alcohol_content.htm   (711 words)

  
 Houston Medical Testing: Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)!
A person's actual BAC is dependent on many complex factors, including their physical condition (body composition, health etc...) and what they have recently ingested (including food, water, medications and other drugs).
The results that are generated are rough estimates of an average healthy person's BAC assuming typical beverage sizes, recipes and alcohol content.
The BAC estimates generated by the Javascript BAC Test should not be used to infer anyone's fitness to work, drive or perform any other task or duty.
www.hmts.com /bactest.htm   (91 words)

  
 Drunk Driving Lawyers: Blood Alcohol Content BAC
The definition of blood alcohol content is the concentration of alcohol in one’s bloodstream, expressed as a percentage.
Blood alcohol content, or BAC, is used to determine whether a person is legally intoxicated, especially under a driving while intoxicated law.
The BAC limit for drivers age 21 and older in most States is 0.10 percent, although some States have reduced the limit to 0.08 percent.The many skills involved in driving are not all impaired at the same BAC's.
www.drunkdrivinglawyers.com /blood-alcohol-content-definition.cfm   (464 words)

  
 Blood alcohol content calculator presented by Attorney Steven E. Kellis
Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream.
BAC is measured with a breathalyzer, or by analyzing a sample of blood.
The BAC estimates generated by the BAC Calculator should not be used to infer anyone's fitness to work, drive or perform any other task or duty and is for entertainment purposes only.
www.kellislaw.com /pa-dui-lawyer-blood-alchohol-content-calculator.htm   (367 words)

  
 Students > Alcohol's Effects > Estimating Your BAC
The BAC estimates should not be used to infer anyone's fitness to work, drive or perform any other task or duty.
BAC (Blood Alcohol Content), sometimes referred to as BAL (Blood Alcohol Level) is the percent of alcohol present in the blood.
The sweeter the liquor the lower the alcohol content.
www.alcohol.vt.edu /Students/alcoholEffects/estimatingBAC   (643 words)

  
 Blood Alcohol Content   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The amount of ethanol in a person's blood is expressed by a percentage called the blood alcohol concentration (BAC).
BAC measures the number of milligrams of ethanol per 100 milliliters of blood.
A BAC of 0.1 percent means that 1/10 of 1 percent of the fluid in the blood is ethanol.
www.havc.k12.al.us /t4/fall2001/john/alcohol/blood_alcohol_content.htm   (103 words)

  
 DUINetwork.com Maryland : Testing for Blood Alcohol Content
A BAC of 0.10 would mean that the person has 1/10 of a gram of alcohol per every 100 milliliters of blood.
Alcohol Swab: If the site of the needle puncture on your arm was first sterilized with any substance containing alcohol, this alcohol can be transferred to the needle and ultimately into the blood sample and generate erroneously high BAC results.
Equations are used to gauge the relative amount of alcohol contained in a sample of deep lung (alveolar) air and law enforcement then has to calculate the amount of blood alcohol that should be present.
duinetwork.com /dui/maryland/getxmldoc/content/blood_alcohol_tests.html   (2402 words)

  
 Blood Alcohol Content
The alcohol concentration in the breath is related to the alcohol concentration in the blood.
The ratio of alcohol in a person’s breath to that in their blood is 2,100:1—2,100 ml of air contain the same amount of alcohol as 1ml of blood.
In Virginia, the legal standard for drunkenness is 0.08 grams of alcohol per 100 ml of blood.
www.virginia-dwi-lawyer.com /blood_alcohol_content.html   (165 words)

  
 Massachusetts Legal Limit: Blood Alcohol Content   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alcohol is processed by your liver and kidneys, and the process takes time.
The amount of unprocessed alcohol in your body is measured as blood alcohol content (BAC), which is usually determined by a blood or a breath test.
Regardless of the kind of beverage you drink, the key is the amount of alcohol you have consumed over a period of time.
www.ouilawyers.com /pages/bloodalcoholcontent.html   (451 words)

  
 Blood Alcohol Content Calculator
While the calculator can provide a good estimate of your blood alcohol content, please do not rely upon the resulting figure to determine if it is "safe" or "legal" to drink and drive.
If you have consumed enough alcohol to be concerned about driving, whatever your blood acohol content may be, you should find alternate transportation.
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www.expertlaw.com /library/drunk_driving/BAC_Calculator.html   (348 words)

  
 Blood alcohol content
For example, a BAC rating of 0.20 means 1 part per 500 in an individual's blood is alcohol.
In many countries, the BAC is measured and reported as milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood (mg/100ml).
One drink (unit of alcohol) will increase the average person's BAC to roughly 0.04, but there is much variation according to body weight, gender and body fat percentage.
www.texas-dwi-lawyers.org /NewsArticleDetail305.htm   (228 words)

  
 Insure.com Car Insurance - Official site. Compare auto insurance quotes, 200 companies, instant term life insurance ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alcohol is a major factor in traffic accidents.
Alcohol-related crashes are defined as those where someone involved, either a driver or a pedestrian or another non-occupant, had a traceable amount of alcohol in his or her blood.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 17,401 people died in alcohol-related crashes in 2003 and alcohol was involved in 40 percent of all crash fatalities.
info.insure.com /auto/baccalc.html   (892 words)

  
 Blood Alcohol Content
BAC levels represent the percent of your blood that is concentrated with alcohol.
Alcohol is attracted to areas of the body with a lot of water.
Since alcohol is a depressant, at a BAC of.05 -.06 most people begin to feel the negative/depressant effects of alcohol.
www.lmu.edu /PageFactory.aspx?PageID=25066   (735 words)

  
 Florida DUI Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)
When alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream, it is not chemically changed.
The alcohol concentration in the breath is related to the alcohol concentration in the blood.
The ratio of alcohol in a person’s breath to that in their blood is 2,100:1—2,100 ml of air contain the same amount of alcohol as 1ml of blood.
www.florida-dui-lawyers-attorneys.com /blood.htm   (208 words)

  
 Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)
Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) and Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) are terms commonly used to refer to the amount of alcohol found in an individual's blood.
Breath testing devices rely on an a ratio that equates the parts of alcohol found in breath to the correlating amount of alcohol found in blood.
Due to the relative simplicity in measurement, Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is utilized versus attempts to determine individual impairment.
www.dwi.com /blood-alcohol-content   (594 words)

  
 Blood Alcohol Content Presumption
In other words, the blood-alcohol level at the time the test was administered is presumed to be the same as the level at the time the defendant was driving.
Thus the defense must offer evidence to rebut this presumption — that is, evidence that the defendant's blood-alcohol level at the time he was driving was lower than the level at the time he was tested.
This can be done, for example, by showing recent alcohol consumption, causing a rising blood alcohol curve.
www.california-drunkdriving.org /bac_presumption.html   (262 words)

  
 Comedy Fix Blood Alcohol Content Estimator
Florida's BAC limit is 0.08% for drivers 21-years-of-age and older, 0.04% for drivers with a Commercial Driver License (CDL) license and 0.02% for drivers under 21-years-of-age.
An individual's BAC depends upon the person's gender, weight, metabolism, time period over which the alcohol was consumed and the amount of food in the stomach prior to drinking, among other factors.
Although a person's BAC can be estimated, the level cannot be determined solely by the number of drinks consumed, and cannot be precisely estimated by a person's weight.
www.comedyfixtrafficschool.com /baccalc.html   (370 words)

  
 Blood alcohol content - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While a mathematical BAC estimation is not as accurate as a breathalyzer, it can be useful for calculating a BAC level that is not currently testable, or a level that may be present in the future.
While there are several ways to calculate a BAC, one of the most effective ways is to simply measure the total amount of alcohol consumed divided by the total amount of water in the body - effectively giving the percent alcohol per volume water in the blood.
Further, studies have shown that women's alcohol metabolism varies from that of men due to such biochemical factors as different levels of acetaldehyde (the enzyme which breaks down alcohol) and the effects of oral contraceptives.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blood_alcohol_content   (2259 words)

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