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I caught up with Darcy Richardson, a toxicologist who runs Vermont Forensic Services.
In 2010, Darcy called out some of the bad lab practices in the Vermont breath alcohol lab. One of the technicians she worked with wasn’t following proper protocol when performing quality assurance checks in the lab.
Darcy documented the problems and the issues eventually came out in court.
I talk with Darcy about:
The importance of quality controls
Quality assurance in breath and blood alcohol testing
The biggest problems she sees in breath testing
The need for standardization in breath testing
Interfering substances and breath testing
Invalid breath samples on the DMT