From the wastewater can have socio-demographic backlens

From the wastewater can have socio-demographic backlens

Faulgemme des Emschscharwerk in Bottrop. Image: NATISYTHEN / CC BY-SA-3.0

Richer and poor residential districts differ considerably if, like now, Australian scientists are investigating the wastewater and connecting sociooconomic data

The gap between arm and rich is increasing. That’s good for the rich, for the posted not, whose life expectancy is clearly back from behind that of the rich. So they did not just drove a karger’s life, but also die earlier. Glow, who was born rich or managed to use themselves in the privileged layer. The poor layers have not only a lower income, with whom they hardly or not come around the laps, their conditional way of life prints out in their legacies, so in their shell.

Money does not stink, strolled it in the Roman antiquity. Does not agree, wealth stinks differently than poverty. This is hardly surprising, just eating and drinking rich other than arms, they also take other medications as those who walk along the subsistence level. So far, the wastewater test was pleased, where humans take which drugs and drugs, the wastewater epidemiology relies significantly wide and develops an instrument to analyze the dance and health of people from a particular geographical area.

In Australia, scientists have removed samples of 22 clear plants on seven consecutive days and analyzed after 42 biomarkers. Wastewater is one "Troubleshooting for chemicals that reflect population behavior and health status". The results were compared to the results of the Imposites 2016, the information provided on the rental prices, the unemployment rate or degree of education in the examined areas, but also about the drugs and drugs. It turned out to write in her study, which appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAs), socio-demographic differences between rich and poor areas manifested in the wastewater.

Coffee and alcohol in the richer, opioids and antidepressants at the Armer

surprisingly, the results are probably not to confirm them, albeit in detail, which is already known. In richer areas where the residents pay more rent, there are less unemployed and as people with disabilities, people renew better or healthy and find more B3 and B6 vitamins as well as vitamin E. They also have more biomarkers for citrus, lignans or fiber, on the highest in areas with well-trained and senior employees. That is the richer people eating more fruity, vegetables and cereals as the poor.

Apparently the prosperous and more educated drink more coffee. "We ame that", Write the scientists, "that the higher coffee consumption in sociooconomically better set groups 1. a coarse financial freedom to dare with caffeinated drinks like coffee, and / or 2. Cultural institutionalization regular coffee drinking in the better-made and / or better formed layers". Similarly, it seems to be with alcohol that is drunk in the richer layers more.

In the socially poorly placed areas, significantly higher levels of prescription drugs for the treatment of deepressions (citalopram, amitriptylin, desvenlafaxine), against high blood prere (beta blocker athlock) and above all against chronic pain (opioids such as methadone, codein, tramadol or oxycodon, codone, tramadol or oxycodon, To).

For the scientists, antidepressants are an indication of high psychological stress. You could even assign different antidepressants to demographic groups. People who take Citalopram live alone and are often separated or divorced. Amitriptylin is rather committed to people who have no university degree, and desvenlafaxin get rather unskilled workers.

In any case, wastewater epidemiology is also a new monitoring agent that can not only determine the consumption of drugs and drugs, as the study of the Australian scientists shows. "Our study shows", write the authors, "that chemicals in wastewater reflect the social, demographic and economic properties of the relevant population, and it illuminates the potential value of wastewater for the investigation of the socio-demographic determinants of the health of the population."

In other words, one can not only recognize the social status of the residents from the wastewater, but also derive themselves directly to how healthy people serve and which drugs and drugs they take to what the question arises, whether low income and low Education to an unhealthier diet and increased drug consumption leads or if conversely, the growth in an environment with poor nutrition and health increases the likelihood of earning little and not to receive high education. And will benefit hospitals of wastewater analysis to adapt the contribution of eating and health?

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