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EMCDDA. Wastewater analysis and drugs — a European multi-city study

Introduction

Analysing communal wastewaters for drugs and their metabolic products in order to estimate their consumption in the community is a developing field, involving scientists working in different research areas, including analytical chemistry, physiology and biochemistry, sewage engineering, spatial epidemiology and statistics, and conventional drug epidemiology. This page presents the findings from studies since 2011. Data from all studies may be explored through an interactive tool, and a detailed an analayis of the findings of the most recent study in 2020 is presented. (EMCDDA, Lissabon, 18.05.2021)

https://www.emcdda.europa.eu/topics/pods/waste-water-analysis