Der promille-killer "Break Down"

Translated title of the contribution: The sobering up preparation (per mille killer) "Break Down"

Frank Mußhoff*, Johanna Preuss, Annette Thierauf, Burkhard Madea

*Corresponding author for this work
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In a drinking experiment study the per mille killer "Break Down" that claims to have a sobering effect was tested. Ethyl alcohol was given in a dose 1 g/kg body weight to 7 persons who took Break Down according to the manufacturer's recommendation as well as to 7 control persons. Blood alcohol concentration was measured every 30 min over a time period of 6 hrs Blood alcohol curves showed no alterations after ingestion of Break Down compared with the control group . The individual elimination rates (β60) with mean 0.17 ‰ for the test collective and mean 0.18 ‰ for the control group showed no statistically relevant variation (p > 0.05). Caution is advised about so-called "scientific" investigations that are performed by laymen and supposedly to prove an increased elimination of alcohol. This possibly leads to a misguidance of consumers and thereby to a danger regarding the safety to traffic.

Translated title of the contributionThe sobering up preparation (per mille killer) "Break Down"
Original languageGerman
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)78-86
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 03.2007


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