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Association between state level drinking and driving countermeasures and self reported alcohol impaired driving
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    Dear Editor

    The finding of an abnormally low pH in the exhaled breath condensates from patients with asthma and cystic fibrosis [1] raises the possibility that this pH might be a better metabolic marker to use especially if each driver were to establish his/her own control values. If exhaled breath were used alcohol and even other chemical levels could also be measured, recorded and stored in a black box. What is...

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    Every driver needs metabolic testing and the information needs to be stored in a "black box"
    Dear Editor

    I read the article by Shults et al with interest.[1] State driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) countermeasures [2] is a rational measure but one that has serious limitations including the confounding influence of recreational drugs, carbon monoxide, other environmental toxins, medications and cerebrovascular diseases. The immediate opportunity exists for implementing a far more rational an...

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