Talkin' trash to the garbage around me.

21 August, 2007

Let me help you save some of your grant money

We're entering a brave new world of drug testing:
Researchers have figured out how to give an entire community a drug test using just a teaspoon of wastewater from a city's sewer plant.


Oregon State University scientists tested 10 unnamed American cities for remnants of drugs, both legal and illegal, from wastewater streams. They were able to show that they could get a good snapshot of what people are taking.


[Jennifer Field, the lead researcher and a professor of environmental toxicology at Oregon State] plans to start a survey for drugs in the wastewater of at least 40 Oregon communities.

Let me suggest you save a few bucks and not test the wastewater in Eugene. You won't need any fancy urinalysis to tell you that that city is stoned out of its gourd.



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