Blood Alcohol Level (BAL) is the amount of alcohol in a person’s bloodstream, usually measured in milligrams of alcohol per deciliter of blood (mg/dL). It is used as a metric for determining the level of impairment caused by alcohol consumption. The BAL can be affected by factors such as the amount and rate of alcohol consumption, body weight, body fat, and other physiological factors.
A BAL of 0.08% or higher is considered legally drunk in most countries, and at this level, a person’s ability to operate a motor vehicle or perform other complex tasks may be significantly impaired.
It is important to note that even a lower BAL can affect a person’s judgment, reaction time, and decision-making abilities and can increase the risk of accidents and injuries. It is also important to remember that alcohol affects people differently, and even a small amount of alcohol can significantly affect some individuals.