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Now, a meter to tell if your breath is safe to kiss

world Updated: Sep 11, 2012 00:03 IST
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So you're all dressed up and on your way to a hot dinner date with Mr Right.

Then suddenly, horror of horrors, you remember that piece of garlic bread you munched on at lunch. How to check your breath is not going to make him run a mile?

Traditionalists would breathe into their hands (effective) or get on a bus or train and gauge whether there's a stampede of commuters getting off a stop too early (doubly effective).

But now, a new 19.99-pound 'tester' device will help you check if your breath is fine enough to kiss.

Users need to just breathe into the device and the gadget analyses just how bad the smell is, giving it a rating on a scale of one to four, the Daily Mail reported.

The report suggests users to try the tester before a dinner date and they will get to know if it's wise enough to lean in for a good-night kiss.

Traditionalists often prefer breathing into their hands or get on a bus or train and gauge whether there's a stampede of commuters getting off a stop too early.

The monitor is being developed by Spanish chemist Alfredo Sanz-Medel in his laboratory at the University of Oviedo. It measures the amount of volatile sulphur compounds in the mouth.

These are the gases released when food is broken down by bacteria in the mouth.