Things You Need To Know About Drinking Beer
By David J. Stewart
According to CNN medical correspondent Dr. Steve Salvatore...
It doesn't take much
Actually, a driver can be impaired with a U.S. blood-alcohol level as low as .03.
When you drink alcohol, it goes straight from the stomach to the bloodstream. Alcohol can be detected in the blood as fast as five minutes after drinking, and its effects -- most obvious in the central nervous system -- peak in about 30 to 45 minutes.
Alcohol depresses the central nervous system which, in turn, impairs motor function, motor performance, speech and eye movements. These skills are not only slowed down, they are performed more inaccurately. Alcohol also affects the ability to think and reason clearly. -SOURCE
Do you see the great DECEPTION of the .08 BAC legal limit? At just .05 BAC, the human body is already experiencing impairment of coordination. This is serious folks! What is wrong with our legislatures? Are they brain dead? Get this ... our very SAME government which sets the BAC legal limit at .08, also states the following...
"The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) position on the relationship between blood alcohol concentration and driving is that driving performance degrades after just one drink."
Am I missing something here? If the NHTSA (our government) admits that even ONE ALCOHOLIC DRINK degrades a person's driving performance, then why in the name of common sense doesn't our government's lawmakers lower the BAC to equate to ONE DRINK? Tragically, our government leaders are playing games with people's lives, and people ARE DYING!
Alcohol tastes and feels good, but is rotten to the core!
The following helpful chart is from OHS Health and Safety Services Incorporated ...
EXPECTED BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION (“BAC”)
BASED ON THE NUMBER OF DRINKS YOU'VE CONSUMED IN A ONE-HOUR PERIOD
Remember- your sex, health, state of mind make all these expectations a bit variable.
BODY WEIGHT IN POUNDS
90 - 109
110 - 129
130 - 149
150 - 169
170 - 189
190 - 209
210 - 229
230 & UP
For the purposes of this chart, “One Drink” =12 oz. Beer or 4 oz. Wine or 1 1/4 oz. 80-Proof Liquor. If you prefer 18 oz. cans of beer or 90-Proof Liquor, you need a different chart!
BAC of .01% to .05%
NOTE THAT FOR MANY PEOPLE, ONLY “ONE” DRINK WILL TAKE THEM TO THIS LEVEL OF DECREASED COORDINATION.
Some-to-great loss of judgment and coordination, thinking dulled, changes in mood and behavior. A BAC of 0.02% at many U.S. companies will require that an employee be relieved of duty for 24 hours and at 0.04 they will be fired. In an organization with a "zero-tolerance" policy as regards alcohol use, you will be fired if you test at 0.001% (which is less than 0.010%)
BAC of .05% to .08%
NOTE THAT EVERYONE HAS REACHED THIS POINT AFTER JUST THEIR 1ST OR 2ND DRINK!
Functioning ability definitely impaired. Walking, speech, and hand movements clumsy. Blurred, split, or tunnel vision may occur. Judgment and equipment operating ability impaired. Chance of accident is greatly increased by up to 300% or more.
BAC of .08% and over
NOTE THAT SOME PEOPLE REACH THIS POINT BY THEIR 2ND DRINK AND ALL HAVE BY THEIR 3RD OR 4TH.
Functioning and judgment very seriously affected. Responses greatly slowed. Behavior greatly affected. Very high risk of accident. In most U.S. States, with a BAC of .08% or higher, you will be arrested if driving a car.
CLICK HERE for the BAC levels in each U.S. State at which you will be (and should be!) arrested if you are caught driving a car while under the influence of alcohol.
As anyone can clearly see from the chart above, having even ONE 12oz. DRINK of beer can cause a person weighing over 200 LBS. to have a BAC of up to .05!!! What strikes me as strange, and a definite double-standard, is that many companies will fire an employee who comes to work with a BAC of .04% or more; but the legal system won't do anything to punish that person for driving under the influence until their BAC hits .08. Why the double-standard? Why are private companies more concerned about their employees than our government's lawmakers are about it's own people who entrusted them to power? Something smells rotten in Washington!
"Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise" (Proverb 20:1)
"I've stood for more sneers and scoffs and insults and had my life threatened from one end of the land to the other by this God-forsaken gang of thugs and cutthroats because I have come out uncompromisingly against them." -Billy Sunday
God is Against Alcohol, Period!