Human Wellbeing

Our approach is to not let the healthy get sick, using early risk identification and intervention.

Just as a medical doctor can test biospecimens of a patient for certain diseases, we test urban wastewater to understand community-wide ailments and prescribe appropriate treatment. At the Human Health Observatory, we leverage wastewater samples as a tool to understand community health. Trillions of healthcare dollars can be saved globally by preventing disease epidemics. Our interventions target malnutrition, substance abuse, antibiotic resistance, pathogens, and toxic exposures to halt obesity, addiction, multidrug-resistant infections, allergies, cancer epidemics and pandemics. Our approach is simple, pragmatic, validated, verifiable and cost-effective.

Classes of chemicals we regularly monitor for public health assessments include:

  • Carcinogens
  • Prescription drugs
  • Recreational drugs
  • Stress hormones