Jump to content
  • Can you help us?

    If you have some serious passion for your local scene, and are interested in helping us build Australia's newest electronic music community, hit on the Apply Now button below to become an Ozclubbers contributor!

    Apply Now


  • Ozclubbers Staff
    Ozclubbers Staff

    One Of 10 People Who Don’t Do Drugs Have It On Their Fingertips

    Sign in to follow this  

    Recreational drugs are everywhere. In large cities and small towns, people find ways to use drugs on a regular basis, despite laws prohibiting against it and law enforcement desperately trying to crack down on dealers.

    Drugs like cocaine are so prolific in society that some research has shown that they can end up on the fingers of people who have never touched them.

    A new study, published in the journal Clinical Chemistry, found that trace amounts of cocaine and heroin were present on the fingers of drug free volunteers.

    The researchers from the University of Surrey recruited 50 people who had never touched drugs, and 15 people who said they had taken cocaine or heroin in the past 24 hours.

    About 13% of people who didn’t use drugs had tiny amounts of cocaine on their fingers, and about 1% contained a substance associated with heroin.

    Rather than thinking the volunteers were lying about their drug use, the researchers tested whether it was possible to transfer drugs through the environment. Drug free volunteers were asked to shake hands with a drug users, which showed how the substances could be transferred that way.

    By testing the drug users as well, the team were able to create a forensic fingerprint for the drugs. This meant they could distinguish between environmental contamination and genuine drug use. Also, while people who don’t use drugs merely had traces on their skin, users secreted the substances and byproducts through their sweat.

    Via: businessinsider

    The post One Of 10 People Who Don’t Do Drugs Have It On Their Fingertips appeared first on Only Techno.

    Sign in to follow this  

  • Comments

  • We source our news and reviews from a number of sources.  From our local volunteer contributors (writers and reviewers) around Australia, to syndicated news sources including Your EDM, Dancing Astronaut, MixMag, By The Wavs, MNML, No Dough Music, Techno Kittens, Drum and Bass News, BBC, Junkee, and Trance Family.  Where the article has been sourced via syndication, you will find a link at the bottom of the article to the original source.

    Our local volunteer contributors are creative people who are passionate about the dance music and club scene in Australia and want to share their passion with others.  If you feel you fit into this category, we would love to hear from you!  Send us an application to become a contributor (writer / reviewer) by visiting https://ozclubbers.com.au/application

Add Your Event for FREE
Invite A Friend

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. Privacy Policy, and Guidelines