Sewage-Based Drug Epidemiology
Environmental Science & Technology
The field of drug epidemiology based upon sewer sampling has only emerged in the last 10 years and has great potential to aid in drug epidemiological studies. This rapidly expanding field can provide an unbiased look into the illicit drug habits of large populations as well as specific, smaller groups. How far the field has evolved is discussed as well as where the future for these types of monitoring studies could go.
Burgard, Daniel A, Caleb Banta-Green, and Jennifer A. Field. "Working Upstream: How Far Can You Go with Sewage-Based Drug Epidemiology?" Environmental Science & Technology. 48.3 (2014): 1362-1368. Print.