Publication
Title
Sewage as an information source on (illicit) substance use : a sociological and public health view
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Abstract
Sewage (or wastewater) can be considered as a diluted urine sample of the population, and as such, it can be used as a collective urine test on excretion products of (illicit) drugs. Although this looks very simple, the methodology is sophisticated. This young methodology, however, is improving very rapidly. In several (international) studies, wastewater-based epidemiology has proven that it can be very interesting and useful, not to replace the current epidemiological methods but as an objective measure which can add important information to inform policy: trends can be detected very quickly, and it can be used on a small or big scale.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Current Opinion in Environmental Science and Health. - -
Publication
2019
ISSN
2468-5844 [online]
Volume/pages
9 (2019) , p. 34-39
ISI
000539090200006
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 14.11.2023
Last edited 15.11.2023
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