Date: Tue, 15 Nov 1994 12:07:58 -0800 To: email@example.com Subject: Beating piss tests I noticed you had no text on beating drug tests on the www page. You may want to add or use parts of this research paper I wrote. Please keep me anonymous... Fooling the Bladder Cops During a job interview, have you ever been asked to piss for your new employer? New applicants for any of the Fortune 500 corporations are now being forced to take a drug test. If you don't want to be a victim in the drug war, read on! This privacy violation costs businesses $1.2 billion for urinalysis of their workers. The military is notorious for their strict drug tests. Drug testing violates peoples 4th amendment right prohibiting unreasonable searches, and your 5th amendment right protecting you from incriminating yourself. Until this unconstitutional drug testing frenzy is put to an end, people need to learn how to protect themselves from the piss test. It is important to know how much of the THC metabolites are in your urine. The chart below will give you an approximation; however, it varies depending on whether you're a regular marijuana user, or just starting. If you use marijuana for the first time, your urine may be clean of metabolites in less than a week. 100 nanograms per milliliter of THC metabolites defines a "positive." Even second hand [marijuana] smoke will raise someone to this level. % 100% *(0 days, 100%) Halflife THC concentration = 7 days T %THC means delta % THC metabolites in bloodstream H 90% 21 - 28 days'll do-ya C 80% 70% 60% 50% * (7days,50%) 40% 30% * (14days, 25%) 20% * (21days,12.5%) 10% * (6.75%) 0% * 3.375 * 1.687% 0 days 7days 14days 21days 28days 35days 42days (time) False Positives: No laboratory process is completely free from error. There are some false positives you should avoid. Ibuprofen is a common pain reliever has caused false positives for marijuana use. However, it takes very high doses of Ibuprofen to test positive. The GC/MS(3) tests can distinguish between Ibuprofen and THC. Poppy seeds [Usually on breads] lead to false positives for opiates. Cold remedies and diet pills result in false positives for amphetamine use in one third of the test samples given to 40 of the countries leading laboratories. Flush your system out: Hyper saturating your body with fluids like water, and diuretics like coffee, cranberry juice, and beer will dilute metabolites possibly below the 100 ng/mL threshold. Start doing this the night before the test, and drink as much as you can possibly stand. If you have short notice, take an 80 milligram dose of prescription diuretic lasix (furosemide). WARNING! -Diuretics can be harmful to people with kidney problems, pregnant women, and diabetics.- There is a myth that drinking vinegar or taking phenylpropanolamine (Dexatrim's active ingredient) will work. They don't. Washing your system out will make your urine watery, and samples have been rejected on the basis of color alone. Color your sample yellow by taking 50 to 100 milligrams of vitamin B-2 (found in B-complex vitamins). This will also help if you plan to dope your sample (explained later). Give a clean sample: Don't give urine from your first urination of the day. It's the dirtiest, and can be heavily filled with metabolites. Urinate a couple of times before giving a test sample. Drug Screens: Some chemicals will mask traces of drugs in urine. Two products, Test Free and Naturally Klean, claim to clear any drug testing for a few hours after taking. The companies recommend abstaining for a day or two and drinking lots of fluids. Both companies claim to have FDA safe ingredients although they are secretive about the formula. You can contact the companies at: Test Free-Zydot Unlimited Inc., 9485 Tulsa OK 74157 918/ 747-2400 Naturally Klean-Houston Enterprises, PO Box 27776, Tempe AZ 85285 602/ 968-0773 Naturally Clean herbal tea also claims to be an effective product in defeating urine drug tests for pot and other drugs. It is consumed shortly before a test. A sample can be obtained for a $20 shipping and handling charge by calling 800/447-4692. Zinc Sulfate, available from pharmacists and in a health product Zinc Challenge, should be taken twice, once the night before and once a few hours before the test in 250-milligram doses. WARNING! -Don't take anymore than this because of potential toxic effects.- Take zinc sulfate in the morning when loading up on fluids for the test. Avoid taking in too many solids because it may dampen the effect of the chemical. Doping samples: This is a last resort method. You are going in to take the test, and haven't taken any of the previous steps. Doping samples consists of spiking the sample with different chemicals. Most of these methods only work on the standard EMIT(1) test, not on RIA(2) or GC/MS(3) tests. If you are subject to random tests, you will want to carry Urine Aid in your wallet. Just pour it into the sample. Urine Aid works every time for masking pot, but not cocaine or heroin. Urine Aid can be ordered from: Butterfield-Jay Foundation P.O. Box 57214 Oklahoma City, OK 73157 405/ 521-URINE A machine will answer. Calls will be returned collect. Two samples for $25 or ten for $100, for Urine Aid or Powdered Urine (discussed later). They'll Fed-Ex it next day for an extra $10. Dilute your sample heavily with water. Be sure to use water between 91 and 97 degrees, they may take the temperature of the sample. Six to ten drops of bleach detergent or blood added to the sample will test negative. Draino and vinegar will also test negative. If you are searched prior to the test, bear in mind that a few bleach or Draino crystals can be concealed under the fingernails. Be warned that Draino, Bleach, and vinegar change the pH outside the normal body range, and this can be detected if pH is tested. Niacin and Golden Seal Tea have shown to work on occasion. Golden Seal turns the specimen brown, and some labs are reportedly testing for Golden Seal. Liquid soap, or a teaspoon of salt will test negative, but these crude methods are detectable. Soap makes the specimen cloudy. Table salt puts the density out of normal range. Lemon juice is a myth; it will not change the test results. Visine supposedly works the best among household products. They can only su ct that you used Visine due to inability of the sample to foam. Visine is a false negative on the EMIT1 tests for benzodiazepines and marijuana. The needed ratio of Visine is 125 mL/L. Substitution: You can substitute someone else's urine. Gender and approximate age of the sample can be detected, so take care when choosing a urine donor. Also be sure to keep the sample between 91 and 97 degrees. You may be required to change into a gown. A condom holding the sample and taped around the thigh can be concealed under the gown. Ask your urine donor what drugs they've taken in the last month. They may have taken a false positive, and before the test, the tester may ask you to list everything you've taken. If you don't trust your friends sample, you can get powdered urine from Byrd Labs or Butterfield-Jay Foundation. This must be prepared ahead of time. Abbie Hoffman, author of "Stealing This Urine Test," suggested leaving a few drops of urine on the seat or on your shoe for as "an added measure of authenticity." You Fail: If you fail the test, raise hell. Failing the drug test has been known to make a quiet person become tenacious. You will be interviewed by a medical review official (MRO), who would try to find out why you tested positive. Laura Gibson, a medical doctor on the internet, tested positive and was not hired. She had a poppy seed bagel that morning, not knowing it was a false positive. She fought it to the point where they just decided to throw out the results and hire her anyway. But don't go take it to court. It's virtually impossible to win this case. There is a usenet 'Just-Say-No-To-Piss-Tests Project' keeping an updated list of companies that invade your privacy. If you have first person experience with a company, you can report it to
. They will provide bad publicity for the company by adding it to the list. They also maintain a list of companies that respect your privacy, and you can also add to that list. NORML operates a Drug Testing & Information Hotline. The charge is $2.95 per minute. 900/ 97-NORML BIBLIOGRAPHY-- Found floating through the bandwidth, and most everyone chose to remain anonymous anyway. A majority of it is just compiled WWW text for alt.drugs, condensed into the methodology of defeating the test. (1)EMIT test: Enzyme Multiplied Immunoassay Technique (2)RIA test: Radio ImmunoAssay (3)GC/MS test: Gas Chromatography/ Mass Spectrometry (used in the military)
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