19 Apr '17, 2pm

Cops' hand sanitizer might be f*cking up breathalyzer tests:

Cops' hand sanitizer might be f*cking up breathalyzer tests:

Cops’ personal hygiene could accidentally be swaying breathalyzer results, according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control . Currently, police protocol requires police to use hand sanitizer before administering a breathalyzer test. However, most hand sanitizers rely on alcohol as a main ingredient, creating a false positive. The study tested ten sober volunteers before and after the test administrators used hand sanitizer. It found that the presence of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer skewed results for as long as three minutes after the application. If the test was administered when the hand sanitizer wasn’t fully dry, the machine was found to register the volunteer at nearly two times the legal limit. The study even tried using gloves as a barrier, but the test still caused a false positive. It has previously been found that breathalyzer tests ...

Full article: http://www.highsnobiety.com/2017/04/19/police-breathalyze...

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