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.

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