Meth Testing is a popular subject at present. Stories of people who are losing out through investing in contaminated property, then having to go through remediation processes to make their houses safe again. Children and families who are suffering ill health due to exposure to methamphetamine residue and related chemical effects. Meth Test Nationwide NZ offers services to check your property for Methamphetamine contamination.
Methamphetamine, more commonly referred to as ‘P’, Chrystal Meth or Meth, is a Class A controlled substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1978 meaning it attracts the highest penalties for manufacture, trafficking, sale and use.
Methamphetamine is manufactured in New Zealand in clandestine (secret) drug laboratories, known as ‘clan labs’. ‘Clan labs’ can be found throughout New Zealand in houses, garages, outbuildings, apartments, baches and motor vehicles.
How it harms the innocent
Methamphetamine is a crystal that vaporises when heated, as in smoking. The vapor clings to surfaces and reforms into crystals. People who come in contact with these surfaces can ingest the meth through their skin or by touching contaminated surfaces then touching mouth, nose or eyes.
Effects from Exposure
- Shortness of breath
- Burning to the eyes, skin, mouth and nose
- Brain, kidney and liver damage
- Miscarriage and birth defects