Wastewater Analysis for Substance Abuse Monitoring and Policy Development (Paperback)

Wastewater Analysis for Substance Abuse Monitoring and Policy Development By Jeremy Prichard, Wayne Hall, Paul Kirkbride Cover Image

Wastewater Analysis for Substance Abuse Monitoring and Policy Development (Paperback)

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This book addresses how to estimate substance use and thereby evaluate policies intended to reduce the harms caused by drugs and other substances. Wastewater analysis (WWA) can provide efficient, affordable, fine-grained and objective data on population substance use trends on a very large scale.

The authors discuss the potential implications of WWA as a new method for understanding substance use in a variety of settings and ignite a discourse with policy makers, criminologists, epidemiologists and other disciplines about the need for collaboration with WWA scientists. The book also features an explanation of the costs and harms of substance use with academic literature from criminological and epidemiological sources and reports from lead agencies.

Additional features include:

Details on the origin of wastewater analysis in environmental science

Description of analytical chemistry methods for tracing a wide variety of substances, including illicit drugs, alcohol, tobacco and other chemicals

Exploration of the major empirical problems in estimating population consumption of alcohol, tobacco and drugs at the international and national level

Examination of the principles of human research ethics and their application to wastewater analysis

Wastewater Analysis for Substance Abuse Monitoring and Policy Development is a valuable tool for analytical chemists, wastewater scientists and criminologists, as well as researchers and policy makers across disciplines who work in drug sectors.

Product Details ISBN: 9780367612535
ISBN-10: 0367612534
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2022
Pages: 178
Language: English