Cocaine causes some eels in the famous Thames River in London to be "hyperactive," a new study at the King's College show in London. found traces of the drug within 24 hours of transfusions, the Independent reports. Compared with other major cities, the level of cocaine entering the water system of London – probably through the urine of consumers – is much higher. Researchers from the London college report in the report describing their findings according to the Evening standard. the purification stations are entrusted with the purification of water, but the big storms "overwhelm" the operations and allow the sewage to enter the river.
"The drugs that affect us will almost always affect the lives of animals and invertebrates a little more because their biochemistry is much more sensitive," Robson explained. – Essentially everything in the water will be affected by such drugs. Many of the incentives and ways in which cocaine affects the system is really primary. "
Cocaine, which suffers from eagles, has been discussed before. Researchers at the University of Naples Federico II study the effects that the drug has on eels in June 2018, publishing the results in Science for the Common Environment
. the greater presence of illicit drugs and their metabolites in surface water worldwide, said biologist Ana Capaldo, lead author of the 2018 study, told National Geographic
A group of biologists releasing eels in water with drug debris
"All the basic functions of these animals can be changed, "said Capaldo, explaining the changes in the muscles, hormones and the ears of the eels after exposure to cocaine
Eels i The topic is not as exposed to drugs as in the 2018 study , so it does not mean sure they are "high" from the run-off.
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This, of course, provokes a debate about the wastewater treatment in the city. "You can treat everything to any degree of purity, it's just about how much money you want to get into the treatment process," said Daniel Snow, director of the Water Science Laboratory at the University of Nebraska for National Geographic.