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Synthetic urine could be covering up meth use in Hawaii's workforce

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

In the first quarter of 2017, crystal meth use among Hawaii's workforce was on a downward trend. However, the sale of fake urine, is way up according to Diagnostic Labratory Services. 

DLS is a Hawaii company that screens job applicants, and tests Hawaii's workforce for drug use.

In their latest finding, twice as many people are being caught using synthetic urine than testing positive for Meth.  

"When the job market gets a little tighter, the selection of candidates becomes less desirable," DLS Scientific Director Carl Linden said.

The fake urine is sold on the internet and was developed to calibrate laboratory equipment. 

In 2016, crystal meth and synthetic urine were detected at almost even rates. 

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