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Breathalyzers and the Body Temperature Defense

Sources of Error in Breath Testing (Part One)Image via WikipediaDeviations in the normal body temperature can result in an error in the evidentiary breath test.  In his article "Body Temperature and the Breathalyzer Boobytrap," 721 Mich B.J. (1982), Dr. Hlastala confirms that the normal body temperature of a healthy person may"may vary by as much as 1 degree centigrade above or below the normal mean value of 37 degrees centigrade or 1.8 degrees F from the mean value of 98.6 degrees F." The higher the body temperature, the greater the error rate of the breathalyzer machine. LaBianca...

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