Posted on 23rd May 2019 by firstname.lastname@example.org
Blog by Salah Breidi - Head of Forensic Toxicology
There are some difficulties when testing alcohol in blood to determine if alcohol had been abused. Due to these challenges in testing alcohol consumption behaviours across society, in the most recent decades, intensive research has been conducted to find reliable biomarkers that are efficient enough to discriminate chronic excessive drinking. Initially, the markers are divided into two... Read More
Posted on 21st February 2018 by DNA Legal
Many people are able to enjoy drinking alcohol in moderation, but there can be some serious side effects when a person binge drinks or drinks heavily over a long period of time.
There are short and long-term effects of alcohol that can negatively impact your physical and mental health. The effects of alcohol can range from temporary memory loss to death; in 2015, there were 8,758 alcohol-related deaths in the UK. Alcohol is also known to... Read More
Posted on 30th January 2018 by DNA Legal
A recent research study by YouGov has revealed that almost 60% of adults in the UK are drinking alcohol in order to cope with the stress of every day life.
The main objectives of the research were to provide an overview of adults’ drinking behaviour in the UK, explore the motivations for drinking, and investigate drinking behaviour among different demographic groups.
The study investigated the regular drinking patterns of over 6,000 adults... Read More
Posted on 24th November 2017 by DNA Legal
What is hair alcohol testing?
A hair alcohol test is used to determine if a person has consumed alcohol over a certain period of time. The test works by examining the Etg (Ethyl Glucuronide) and FAEE (Fatty Acid Ethyl Esters) markers in your hair, and is one of the most arcuate and established methods for testing alcohol consumption.
EtG and FAEE are both direct markers of alcohol consumption, and are only produced when a person has... Read More
Posted on 17th November 2017 by DNA Legal
There are several reasons as to why a company may choose to implement a drug and alcohol testing policy for their employees. The misuse of drugs and alcohol can significantly impact a person’s ability to perform their standard day-to-day activities, leading to reduced productivity, as well as increasing the risk of accidents, putting themselves and others at risk.
Whilst the UK government and the Health and Safety Executive believe that there... Read More