Listening to ABC Radio National in the car the other day I heard Robyn Williams on the Science Show discussing how pervasive banned chemicals are. Based on samples taken from waste water treatment plants, scientists at the Research Center for Environmental Security at Arizona State University in Phoenix are able to analyse the health, the diets, and chemical exposures of the citizens of that city. It’s an interesting discussion to listen to. ABC Radio National Science Show Link. (9 mins) The samples they collect also reveals the population’s use of nicotine, pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs.
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