EU-wide highest level of amphetamine residues in Stockholm's wastewater

Stockholm, via dts news agency
Stockholm, via dts news agency

In the Swedish capital Stockholm, the highest level of residues of the drug amphetamine in wastewater has ever been measured in Europe. With an average of 675 milligrams per 1.000 inhabitants, a record value was measured in October, reports the news portal of the Swedish television station svt. The measurement results were carried out according to the same test standards of the wastewater analyzes of the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).

"This is the first time that we have measured such a high value," said Johan Lindberg, group leader of the RISE research institute that carried out the test. The EMCDDA has been carrying out drug tests in the wastewater of European cities since 2011. In 2018, more than 70 cities in 20 European countries were connected to the analyzes, reports the news portal. So far, no higher average than 450 milligrams per 1.000 inhabitants has been measured. The Scandinavian cities of Oslo in Norway, Reykjavik in Iceland and Lahti in Finland are also among the five cities with the greatest abuse of the amphetamine drug. (dts news agency)