Centre for Public Health Report receives national media coverage
16 April 2012
A report produced by LJMU's Centre for Public Health has received national media coverage.
According to the report, entitled 'Human Enhancement Drugs - The Emerging Challenges to Public Health,' the emergence of illicit drugs designed to improve the human body is presenting a threat to public health. The report states that people are using the internet to access ‘human enhancement drugs’ in an attempt to increase their intelligence and fitness, to look younger and more beautiful or to improve their mood. In addition it comments that some of these drugs were once used to treat illnesses but have now crossed over into the healthy population via a thriving and unregulated market and consumers of these drugs, which often contain untested or banned substances, may risk allergic reactions, liver damage, mercury poisoning, brain damage and sometimes death.
The report has received coverage in The Telegraph and Marie Claire, and on BBC Radio 4, Radio 5 Live and on BBC World Service, among other media.
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To see the full report, visit: www.nwph.net/nwpho/