Why Brazil chose hair drug testing

Brazil enacted a mandatory “wide window of detection” test for drugs of abuse in 2016, specifically hair testing.

Brazil ranks fifth in the world for fatal car accidents according to the World Health Organization. Research also shows that professional drivers frequently struggle with drug and alcohol use. This data compelled Brazilian lawmakers to take action in the interest of safety and public health, and enact new drug testing regulations in 2016. Learn more about:

• History of drug use in Brazil
• Why the country selected hair drug testing
• Advantages of hair drug testing
• Early findings in overall positivity and most commonly-detected drugs
• U.S. testing regulations for transportation

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