21 Oct 2019

Aussie wastewater analysis shows stark divide

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:21 pm on 21 October 2019

If you've ever felt a bit stink about your own job, spare a thought for a pair of dedicated researchers at the University of Queensland.

For the past THREE YEARS Dr Jake O'Brien and PhD candidate Phil Choi have been studying ...

Well, poo. They've been studying poo. Wastewater, more specifically.

It's not the most glamorous of subjects - but it can reveal important information about people, their health and their dietary habits, and how that's reflected by your socio-economic status.

Phil Choi was the lead researcher on the project and he joins us to explain more.

A wastewater treatment plant.

A wastewater treatment plant. Photo: 123RF

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