The Meth Contamination Problem
The Majority of Properties with Meth Contamination are Caused by Meth Users Not Meth Labs.
What Are the Issues Meth Contamination Causes?
Methamphetamine is now the drug of choice for Australians, and it’s not just meth labs that are the problem. Smoking Ice in a dwelling is the biggest contributor to meth contamination.
Methamphetamine (aka Ice, Meth, P) contamination is an escalating problem for Australian Families. Whether you’re buying a property or renting, the property you are currently living in may contain meth contamination.
Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant, and part of family of drugs commonly known as Amphetamine Type Substance (ATS) which act as central nervous system stimulants. This action speeds up messages to and from the brain contributing to meth’s street name ‘Speed’.
World Health Organisation suggests the manufacturing process of meth creates serious environmental and health issues across the Australia. Studies suggest that 67% of meth labs found are in residential properties.
Jackie Wright of Flinders University, found that people living in a property that were previously meth labs can have behavioural changes in children as well as skin problems and trouble sleeping.
The Chemicals Used in the Methamphetamine Manufacturing Process are Dangerous to the Human Body when Over Exposed.
Statistics suggest as the number of meth users grows so does the number of properties Australia wide that contain meth contamination. 54% of houses tested are over the 0.5ug/100cm2 and require decontamination.
Contact Decon Solutions Australia today and we will be happy to put together an action plan to make your property safe again.