About the research
Did you know that every time you visit the toilet, you are helping science? Tim Boogaerts (UAntwerp) dives into the sewers for his research. Because every time we consume alcohol, drugs, or medicines, traces of these can be found in our urine, which eventually ends up in the sewer after a toilet visit. By analysing the sewage in a particular city, Tim and his colleagues can get a better idea of, among other things, how much and which drugs are used in that city.