How to Pass a Urine Drug Test Using Science
This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Yasmin Tayag Drug testing, like heroin, got popular in the late '80s and early '90s. As Reagan's Drug War rushed towards its logical conclusion, employers hustled to create drug-free work environments despite a lack of evidence that there was any advantage in it or that tests actually worked. Now, as the legalization movement gains momentum, tests to screen for marijuana use seem outrageous, but they remain relatively common. Plenty of businesses still require a piss test and plenty of would-be employees still struggle to pass. There are cleanses and adulterants that promise to remove all traces, but many are scams guaranteeing the impossible, the complete removal of evidence from a healthy human system. To get a handle on what can be done on a deadline, Inverse asked Rafael Landeiro of Mobile Health, a lab testing service, what methods might hide all that THC. Sweating THC is stored in body fat, which is why it stays in the body for up to 30 days after smoking up. (Harder, water-soluble drugs like coke, meth, and opiates get flushed out within three days.) Is burning up the evidence as easy as burning calories? While it's true that having a consistently active lifestyle speeds up THC metabolism, suddenly hitting the gym before your test isn't going to do much. In fact, it might work against you. "When the sedentary person decides, 'I wanna beat this,' then goes to a sauna or starts doing a bunch of jumping jacks, it won'...
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