13 Jul 2018

Calls for national wastewater testing after meth use revealed

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 13 July 2018

A wastewater study's revealed Auckland's meth problems to be significant highly than many European cities. The Massey led study analysed a week of daily wastewater samples from two Auckland and eight Australian urban wastewater treatment plants during 2014 and 2015. Dr Chris Wilkins is the Drugs Team Leader at Massey University's SHORE & Whariki Research Centre. He says meth use is often under-reported and a national programme of wastewater testing would be able to monitor our drug habits, including alcohol and tobacco, more effectively.