Clubbers are being warned about the risk of high purity Ecstasy and the dangers it could potentially cause to users.

Tests on drugs confiscated at festivals and clubs over the summer show that Ecstasy purity is at its highest level in around 10 years.

Deaths caused by the drug have increased in recent years, from eight in 2010 to 43 in 2013.

According to Fiona Measham, a professor of criminology at Durham University who regularly tests drugs, the average Ecstasy tablet now contains 100mg of MDMA compared to just 20-30mg in 2009.

The Warehouse Project sends out warnings on its Twitter feed concerning drugs confiscated at their events.

WHP’s Sacha Lord said:

“Our concern now is that people who over the years have been used to taking two or three tablets in a night might still do the same. With the purity, the results could be severe.”

(Via The Guardian).

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