[Mixmag] HEALTH EXPERTS CALL FOR UNIVERSAL DRUG TESTING AT UK FESTIVALS

UK health experts have recommended that drug testing at festivals should become “standard” to protect attendees.

Secret Garden Party successfully trialled a testing initiative last summer with help from charity The Loop, and a number of other events are following suit this summer, including Reading and Leeds.

Shirley Cramer, the chief executive of the Royal Society for Public Health has said: “While the use of stimulant ‘club drugs’ such as ecstasy can never be safe, and RSPH supports ongoing efforts to prevent them entering entertainment venues, we accept that a certain level of use remains inevitable in such settings.

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