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Study Shows Cocaine And Other Drugs In Spanish Air 164

If you live in Madrid or Barcelona, you might not notice the air pollution due to your contact buzz according to a new study. The Superior Council of Scientific Investigations found the air in those cities to be laced with at least five drugs: amphetamines, opiates, cannabinoids, lysergic acid and most prominently cocaine. Researchers found cocaine in concentrations between 29 and 850 picogram per cubic meter of air. The group stresses that the air samples were taken in high drug areas and don't represent most of the air in the cities.


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Study Shows Cocaine And Other Drugs In Spanish Air

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  • Terrance McKenna (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 14, 2009 @03:02PM (#27954683)

    WHAT???? No Cough Syrup was detected?!!!!
      I call TOTAL bullshit on the detection of lysergic acid*.
    No way in hell even a GratefulDead concert would emit a detectable amount! Just more preposterous lies about all drugs are all bad, um-kay!?
    *unless its not from microgram qtys of the drug LSD, but from an industrial source of another chemical that fools the detector - most likely just lying, so why not throw in PCP and BZ while they are at it?

  • Re:BRB (Score:5, Interesting)

    by cayenne8 ( 626475 ) on Thursday May 14, 2009 @03:08PM (#27954815) Homepage Journal
    "what makes you think this is any different than in a typical town in (insert state/country you live in)?"

    Wasn't there a recent study in the US, that in the water supplies they found mostly pharmceutical drugs...even levels of birth control, etc.

    I remember years back, hearing that you 'could' get tested positive for cocaine, just due to you handling currency. The reason being that not only were people using bills rolled up to snort it, but, that often money and the drugs were packed together for storage / transport. I'd heard that almost any bill could be picked at random, and test positive for traces of coke.

    Anecdotal, but, sounded plausible to me.

  • by yourassOA ( 1546173 ) on Thursday May 14, 2009 @03:20PM (#27955049)
    Reek like crack cocaine. See the hallway in an apartment is designed as a giant cold air duct. Air comes out of the room into the hallway under the door. Then through the stairways. Thats why there is always the breeze when you open the fire door it is air getting sucked out of the building. If you live in an apartment check out the gap under your door it is required to be there by building and fire codes. Feel the draft?
  • by flanksteak ( 69032 ) * on Thursday May 14, 2009 @03:23PM (#27955125) Homepage

    I grew up suffering from allergies in Phoenix and I remember reading the various pollen levels in the paper every morning during spring. I could see the different types of pollen levels and decide on whether or not to take my sleep-inducing antihistamines (this was waaay before Claritin and Zyrtec were readily available).

    I later read that the local pollen reporting organization was prohibited from reporting the levels of marijuana pollen in the air, even though it often jumped into the top 5. I don't think I'm allergic to bud pollen, but I felt bad for those who were.

  • Harbinger (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Tablizer ( 95088 ) on Thursday May 14, 2009 @04:18PM (#27956133) Journal

    It's probably not long before cops with tricorder-like gizmos stop people on the street for being high.

Make it myself? But I'm a physical organic chemist!