Meth Contamination: Health and Safety Risks

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While contaminants like mold and asbestos are likely the most well-known in various homes, they are certainly not the only ones that are possible. There are also certain rarer contaminations that may have taken place in a home in the past, and methamphetamine contamination is one example.

At Aerolite Consulting, we’re here to offer comprehensive home inspections and contaminant testing services to clients around Salt Lake City, Provo, Orem, St. George and other parts of Utah, including everything from mold and asbestos testing to methamphetamine testing and inspections – plus tests for radon, lead and several other possible contaminants. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over everything you should know about meth contamination and testing – today’s part one will focus on the significant health risks that are present in homes that have been contaminated with meth, while part two will go over some possible signs of meth contamination and how to spot them during an inspection.

How Meth Contamination in Homes Takes Place

To fully grasp the potential health and safety risks that are present when it comes to meth contamination, it’s important to understand how this contamination takes place in homes. Methamphetamine labs are often set up in residential properties, and these labs involve a range of toxic chemicals and materials that can easily seep into the walls, flooring and other surfaces of the home.

Even after the lab has been shut down or removed, these dangerous chemicals can still linger and pose serious health risks to anyone living in the home. The chemicals used in meth production can be easily absorbed through the skin or breathed in through the air, leading to a range of long-term health issues.

Health Risks Associated with Meth Contamination

The health risks associated with meth contamination are numerous and severe. Exposure to these toxic chemicals can result in immediate symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, respiratory issues and skin irritation. In the long term, exposure to meth contamination can lead to serious health problems including lung damage, liver and kidney damage, neurological issues and even cancer.

In addition to the immediate and long-term health risks for individuals living in a contaminated home, there are also significant financial costs involved. Meth contamination not only poses a risk to the health and safety of occupants, but it can also greatly decrease the value of the property – making it difficult to sell in the future.

Meth contamination is not something to be taken lightly. It poses significant health risks for individuals living in contaminated homes and can also have financial consequences. In part two of this series, we will go over some of the common visual and other signs that may indicate meth contamination in a home.

Our team at Aerolite Consulting is dedicated to providing thorough and accurate testing and inspections for all types of contaminants, including meth. Contact us today for more information about our services or to schedule an inspection. Stay safe and informed!