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When Marshmallow Isn’t Marshmallow

Posted by Fiona Coope on 18-Nov-2015 13:42:00
Illegal drugs continue to be a significant issue across the UK, but it’s not only new psychoactive substances coming onto the market, new methods of cutting existing drugs are appearing too. With this in mind and in order to protect the public, the authorities need the knowledge of toxicology experts and state-of-the-art lab testing facilities so they can identify materials as quickly as possible after they are discovered.
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Topics: Forensics, Toxicology, Chemical Analysis, Drugs of Abuse

A Brief History of Hair Toxicology

Posted by Fiona Coope on 27-Oct-2015 13:41:00
Testing for drug and alcohol abuse can be an important part of occupational health and safety. Fiona Coope, forensics business manager, Energy & Waste Services, gives a brief history of hair toxicology for illicit substances screening.
 
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Topics: Hair Toxicology, Forensics, Occupational Health & Safety, Drugs of Abuse, Drug Analysis

Hair Toxicology: Helping Stop Drug Abuse in Families

Posted by Paul Powles on 21-May-2015 14:34:00
According to the latest data from the Office of National Statistics, drug related deaths in England and Wales are on the increase, with almost 3,000 people dying from substance misuse in 2013 alone.
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Topics: Hair Toxicology, Multi-Sector, Drug Abuse, Forensics, Drugs of Abuse

Getting to Grips with Hair Toxicology

Posted by Paul Powles on 01-Aug-2014 14:07:00
In our latest blog, Paul Powles, senior toxicology case manager for laboratories and analytical services at ESG introduces us to the topic of hair toxicology and the role it can play in occupational health and safety.
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Topics: Hair Toxicology, Occupational Health & Safety, Drugs of Abuse, Drug Analysis