People use and make methamphetamine, or “meth,” in small doses. Most often made for personal use, individuals who make this drug can create it almost anywhere: in their cars, apartments, homes, motels, hotels, or any other type of structure. The process of smoking meth leaves behind a very poisonous residue. The cooking process also produces the same result.
Know that many of the chemicals used in the production of meth contain seriously toxic elements that may even be carcinogenic. Structures used for meth making and smoking have a significantly reduced value, degraded structure, compromised structural integrity, and most importantly, a health hazard, an expert from Aerolite Group explains.
The Potential Health Impact of Meth Residue Exposure
Exposure to meth residue can lead to a number of health problems. The kind and severity will depend on several factors, though, including the specific type of chemicals used during the production and smoking of the meth, the amount or dose of chemical exposure, the length of time of exposure, and the current health condition of the person exposed to the residue.
Meth residue exposure often results in the same symptoms experienced by those who smoke meth. When the residue contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs), people exposed to it may experience irritation of the nose and throat, difficulties in breathing, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, headaches, and confusion. Note that some types of VOCs can also cause cancer. Additionally, the acids still present in the residue may cause burns or burning sensations on the skin. They may also severely damage the eye.
Meth Testing: A Must for Car and Property Buyers
Before you buy that used car, home, or commercial structure, make sure you have it tested for meth residue first. You should invest in a meth testing service in Utah prior to spending thousands of dollars, or you put yourself and your loved ones at risk of the serious health impact of exposure to meth residue.