A team of Canadian researchers have developed an incredible system to reduce blood-alcohol levels three times faster than normal, using a simple, briefcase-sized device which could save millions of lives worldwide each year.
The group of scientists, led by Dr Joseph Fisher at the University Health Network, a medical research organization in Toronto, Canada, were exploring treatments for acute alcohol intoxication when they happened upon a novel solution that generated more than a few sighs of disbelief at how simple it was.
“It’s almost inexplicable why we didn’t try this decades ago,” says Fisher.
The new method involves recruiting the lungs to hyperventilate excess alcohol out of the body, which assists the liver in reducing alcohol levels in a patient’s bloodstream. (RT)