Study shows cocaine in the Thames is making fish tweaky
Cocaine in the membrane, cocaine in the Thames!
An area’s river or body of water reveals plenty about the habits of its residents, which in this case illuminates drug use.
A recent study conducted by King’s College in London indicated that the historical Thames River constantly has detectable levels of cocaine flowing through it, in fact the levels are higher than in any other area on the continent.
So, how is the ‘snow’ reaching the river? Well, obviously no one is throwing it in there as a bid to turn their lives around. Instead, the drug is entering the river from the public’s urine through treated sewerage.
Untreated water entering the river following storms is also spiking the ‘coke’ percentage in the water.
The result? The study has found that the high levels of ‘charlie’ is creating ‘hyperactive’ eel (as if they aren’t tweaky enough as it is) that is simultaneously affecting the surrounding aquatic ecosystem.
Researchers found one microgram of ‘blow’ per 1 liter of untreated water that enters the river. A report from Italian scientists’ states that 2 micrograms per Liter are enough to send eels into a frenzy and cause damage to their muscles.
Conservationists and experts unrelates to the study have publicly countered the research stating that levels in the study fluctuate, rendering the detectable cocaine levels are of no concern.
Additionally, they say that the Thames was once heavily polluted, but has become one of the cleanest bodies of water in Europe.
This issue can be resolved in no time if water treatment representatives step up their game slightly.
One thing it shows for sure is that London residents like to consume cocaine.