posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 02:47 PM
Yes, it is a bit weird, isn't it? The urine testing is a bit shonky too.
For example, in Australia, (by Australian and New Zealand standard 4308) when screening for cannabis, they screen for the inactive metabolite
. This substance has no effect on the mind or body, so it doesn't even meet most definitions of the word "drug". They
should be screening for delta-9-thc
, the psychoactive substance.
This is why the Federal Government states on their health website that this test "cannot be used as an indication of impairment".
Yet where I work, if a positive result is detected, you must take leave because you are "unfit for work".
So that's exactly what it is being
used for, isn't it?
The saliva test also screens for this same inactive metabolite, but has a detection rate of 12 hours or so, so for OH&S purposes, it has some
So I am with you on this one. Science itself proves that the urine tests are not for what we are told they are - there is another reason. So taking
DNA samples from the saliva tests could be a real possibility...