The ESAR-Net network detects occasional peaks of ecstasy in wastewater during the pandemic
11 November 2020
The Spanish Network of Analysis of Sewages with Epidemiological Purposes (ESAR-Net), with the participation of Miren López de Alda, Ester López and Cristina Postigo from IDAEA-CSIC , celebrated its 3 years of existence in an online conference, attended by 200 people of Spain, Portugal and Latin America on November, 4th.
The aim of ESAR-Net is to spread the methodology of analysis of sewages with epidemiological purposes, as well as promote the collaboration in Spain in this area.
One of the ESAR-Net results showed that cocaine and cannabis are the most consumed drugs in Spain, generating an illicit but profitable business that has a turnover of 3.000 to 6.000 million of euros, just in the case of cocaine.