Refining the estimation of illicit drug consumptions from wastewater analysis: co-analysis of prescription pharmaceuticals and uncertainty assessment.

@article{Lai2011RefiningTE,
  title={Refining the estimation of illicit drug consumptions from wastewater analysis: co-analysis of prescription pharmaceuticals and uncertainty assessment.},
  author={Foon Yin Lai and Christoph Ort and Coral Gartner and Steve Carter and Jeremy Prichard and Paul Kirkbride and Raimondo Bruno and Wayne Hall and Geoff Eaglesham and Jochen M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 15},
  pages={4437-48}
}
Wastewater analysis is a promising monitoring tool to estimate illicit drug consumption at the community level. The advantage of this technique over traditional surveys and other surveillance methods has been emphasized in recent studies. However, there are methodological challenges that can affect reliability. The objectives of this study were to systematically reduce and assess uncertainties associated with sampling (through a stringent optimization of the sampling method) and the back… CONTINUE READING

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The daily consumption per 1000 inhabitants was estimated to be almost 1000 mg for cannabis and several hundred mg for cocaine , methamphetamine and ecstasy .
The daily consumption per 1000 inhabitants was estimated to be almost 1000 mg for cannabis and several hundred mg for cocaine , methamphetamine and ecstasy .
The daily consumption per 1000 inhabitants was estimated to be almost 1000 mg for cannabis and several hundred mg for cocaine , methamphetamine and ecstasy .
The daily consumption per 1000 inhabitants was estimated to be almost 1000 mg for cannabis and several hundred mg for cocaine , methamphetamine and ecstasy .
The daily consumption per 1000 inhabitants was estimated to be almost 1000 mg for cannabis and several hundred mg for cocaine , methamphetamine and ecstasy .
The daily consumption per 1000 inhabitants was estimated to be almost 1000 mg for cannabis and several hundred mg for cocaine , methamphetamine and ecstasy .
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