Commentary on Lai et al. (2018): Potential and limitations of wastewater-based epidemiology in monitoring substance use

Hayley E. Jones*, Neil Goulding, Matthew Hickman

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) could be used to evaluate public health interventions aimed at reducing substance use and potentially could contribute to prevalence estimates when modelled in combination with other data sources. However, it is unlikely to replace other methods just yet due to difficulties in obtaining and analysing sufficient samples and the limited evidence base around
excretion factors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1137-1138
Number of pages2
JournalAddiction
Volume113
Issue number6
Early online date6 May 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • estimating consumption
  • evaluation of public health interventions
  • prevalence
  • tobacco
  • wastewater

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