According to Italy’s Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research, there are detectable levels of cocaine in the air of eight major cities.
The report followed the findings in 2006 that cocaine was present in Roman air.
Now it’s been discovered that cocaine also occupies airspace in Palermo, Bologna, Florence, Turin, Milan, Verona and Naples.
The levels aren’t significant enough to alter one’s consciousness simply from breathing in the air, but the data could be used to shape health policies.
Marijuana and caffeine levels are higher during winter; researchers believe people may be self-medicating due to seasonal affective disorder.
Which leads us to wonder about Australian cities and their cocaine presence.