A snapshot of illicit drug use in Sweden acquired through sewage water analysis.

@article{Ostman2014ASO,
  title={A snapshot of illicit drug use in Sweden acquired through sewage water analysis.},
  author={Marcus Ostman and Jerker Fick and Elin N{\"a}sstr{\"o}m and Richard H. Lindberg},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2014},
  volume={472},
  pages={862-71}
}
Analytical measurements of sewage water have been used many times to estimate the consumption of specific drugs in an area. This study measured a large number of illicit drugs and metabolites (>30) at a large number of sewage treatment plants (STPs) distributed across Sweden. Twenty-four illicit and prescription drugs, classified as narcotic substances in Sweden, and seven selected metabolites were included in the study. A 24 hour composite sample of incoming sewage water was collected from 33… CONTINUE READING

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