overview of the Blood Alcohol Content posted by
Florida DUI Lawyer
Blood Alcohol Content: What is it? *
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DUI Attorney , has provided this simple explanation
of what Blood Alcohol is, and how it’s measured.
alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream, it is
not chemically changed. When a person exhales,
the alcohol in their blood passes lung’s
air sacs (alveoli) and into the air. Since alcohol
evaporates, it can then be measured in the air
exhaled from the lungs.
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
In Florida, the legal standard for drunkenness
is 0.08 grams of alcohol per 100 ml of blood.
*This data is for background purposes and is not
meant as a complete resource. It is for informational
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