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Breath Acetaldehyde Levels after Ethanol Consumption

  • K. G. Couchman
  • K. E. Crow

Abstract

Breath acetaldehyde levels in human subjects have been determined in the past by the separate collection of breath prior to analysis. Stowell et al. (1979) trapped acetaldehyde in a semicarbazide solution before enzymatic analysis while Forsander et al. (1974) used a cold water trap prior to analysis by gas chromatography. Although trapping of acetaldehyde from breath allows it to be concentrated, the disadvantages of such methods are that the recovery procedures are laborious.

Keywords

Acetaldehyde Concentration Breath Sample Breath Alcohol Blood Alcohol Concen Blood Ethanol Level 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. G. Couchman
    • 1
  • K. E. Crow
    • 1
  1. 1.Alcohol Research GroupMassey UniversityPalmerston NorthNew Zealand

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