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Cocaine is in the Air

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Drugs. It’s not only found
on money
anymore. Turns out all you have to do to inhale some cocaine
in Rome is to go outdoors and take a breath:

A study of psychotropic drug levels in ambient air from eight Italian
cities found background levels of cocaine, cannabinoids – the active
ingredients in marijuana – nicotine and caffeine in every urban centre.

Turin had the highest concentrations of cocaine, says Angelo
at the Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research in Rome.
Meanwhile, Bologna and Florence had some of the highest cannabinoid
levels, which Cecinato attributes to the large student populations in
the two cities.


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