Public Health

Wastewater results show highest cocaine use in NSW

Cocaine Wastewater Study

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission has today released the fifth report of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, revealing New South Wales reported the highest levels of average cocaine consumption in capital city and regional sites nationwide. Based on wastewater findings, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission estimates
1,814.6 kilograms of cocaine is consumed in the state…

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New report details the harms of lifelong air pollution: Every Breath We Take

A new joint report from the UK’s Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health details the health impacts of air pollution. The report makes several recommendations, including: Put the onus on polluters. Polluters must be required to take responsibility for harming our health. Political leaders at a local, national…

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