Environmental Testing — More Than Meets the Eye
Did you know?
- Even in houses where meth was previously manufactured, residents may experience a variety of short-term health problems, including migraines, respiratory ailments, skin irritation — even burns are possible.
- Methamphetamine production requires as many as 32 highly toxic chemicals, some of which are potentially carcinogenic. Among them are pseudoephedrine, a decongestant ingredient; acetone, a component in nail polish remover; and phosphine, an insecticide.
- No national standards exist for meth lab clean up. And while known meth houses are listed on the DEA’s Clandestine Drug Lab Registry, meth lab disclosure laws vary by state if they exist at all.
Identifying Home Safety Risks
Is your home environment exposing you or loved ones to toxic chemical residue? ARCpoint Labs of Covington can conduct quick, affordable property testing to determine whether contaminants are present that pose a health or safety risk.
Illegal drug manufacturing is a nationwide problem that affect neighborhoods across the economic spectrum. According to United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reports, more than 11,000 methamphetamine lab incidents took place in 2012 alone. Meth labs have been discovered in every state, and unless law enforcement is directly involved in shutting a lab down, the dangerous chemicals left behind can go unreported.
Keep Your Family Safe From Toxins
While it might seem like exposure to meth itself is the biggest threat to persons in a house where the drug is manufactured, the toxic residues left behind are as dangerous if not more so. Respiratory problems, neurological damage, skin irritations and migraines are just a few of the ailments associated with meth-related chemicals. Babies who crawl on contaminated surfaces or put contaminated items in their mouths are especially vulnerable to these dangers.
Don’t expose yourself or your family to unhealthy toxins. Contact ARCpoint Labs of Covington to request testing that accurately identifies possible toxins in your environment.
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