New results of the epidemiology of wastewater in Slovenia / 15.03.2019

Latest wastewater data reveal drug-taking habits in over 70 European cities and an increase in the detection of stimulants

In 2017, the Jožef Stefan Institute joined the European project COST SCORE Action, and in 2018 it started implementing the ARRS project "L1-9191 - Illicit drugs, alcohol and tobacco: wastewater based epidemiology, treatment efficiency and vulnerability assessment of water catchments".

The European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction today announced the results of the European research for 2018, available on their website

For the first time, the survey includes data for three Slovenian cities: Ljubljana, Domžale-Kamnik and Maribor. You can find the information on an interactive website by clicking on a particular site.

Researchers of the Department of Environmental Sciences  at the Jožef Stefan Institute collected data for Slovenia. Report (in Slovene) is available here

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Graphical presentation of the mass flows for benzoylecgonine - cocaine biomarker in mg/day/1000 inhabitants for cities included in the SCORE survey between 2011 and 2018 (data for Slovenian cities marked with red).