A novel approach for monitoring tobacco use in local communities by wastewater analysis.

@article{Castiglioni2015ANA,
  title={A novel approach for monitoring tobacco use in local communities by wastewater analysis.},
  author={Sara Castiglioni and Ivan Senta and Andrea Borsotti and Enrico Davoli and Ettore Zuccato},
  journal={Tobacco control},
  year={2015},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={38-42}
}
OBJECTIVE We propose a novel approach for measuring tobacco use in a community through the chemical analysis of nicotine metabolites in urban wastewater. It offers frequent monitoring and 'real-time', 'evidence-based' estimates of tobacco consumption which may complement epidemiological surveillance systems normally repeated only every few years. METHODS Two urinary metabolites of nicotine, namely cotinine and trans-3'-hydroxycotinine, were selected as biomarkers of tobacco consumption in… CONTINUE READING
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