Dangers of Meth Labs
Waste dumped from meth labs can expose people to toxic chemicals. People picking up litter on the side of a road have been injured from meth lab waste dumps. Exposures to high levels of contaminants found in meth labs can cause shortness of breath, cough, chest pain, dizziness, lack of coordination, chemical irritation, and burns to the skin, eyes, mouth and nose, and in severe cases, death. Symptoms such as headache, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue have occurred in people who entered a meth lab after the bust was completed, but before the property was properly cleaned and ventilated. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your healthcare provider.
If you’re considering purchasing a home that was once used as a meth lab, there are some dangers you should be aware of. Meth labs produce toxins that can seep into the walls and floors of a home, and these toxins can be harmful to your health. While it’s possible to clean a home that has been used as a meth lab, it’s not always possible to remove all of the toxins.
The process of testing for contamination begins with two to four areas being sampled at different locations in your house. These samples will then be sent offsite and analyzed by an expert who can determine if methamphetamines have been used or manufactured on-site! Once the initial analysis is complete, you should receive results within 6 business days; however if there are any time constraints related please contact us immediately as we offer rush meth testing status services for an additional fee based upon how urgently required this information is needed!