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Oxidizing gas to cheat a fuel-cell based breathalyzer?

  1. Dec 22, 2007 #1
    Is it possible to cheat a fuel-cell based breathalyzer with oxidizing gases like nitrous oxide?

    (For a brief explanation on how these types of breathalyzer works, see http://science.howstuffworks.com/breathalyzer5.htm )
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  3. Dec 22, 2007 #2


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    Don't drink and drive. Period. I really can't see how this would be helpful in any way other than to commit crime and get away with it.
  4. Dec 23, 2007 #3
    Probably not, let alone you take the risk of getting poisoned.
  5. Dec 23, 2007 #4
    I can't imagine someone actually breathing out nitrous oxide!
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