Methamphetamine Contamination in homes is very widespread in Australia. It is invisible and generally odourless, although in a meth lab situation, the raw chemicals used in the production can have a lingering odour.
If you have recently moved or purchased a home and are having symptoms of possible Meth contamination then the property needs to be tested. Symptoms are: Nausea, Headaches, Dizziness, Anxiety, Confusion and not feeling normal self, sleep disorders, mood and behavioural changes, especially in children.
Some Statistics of Methamphetamine use in Australia are…
2% of the population in Australia actively smoke methamphetamine which happens inside closed doors not outside on the street.
That 2% is the equivalent to conservatively 100,000 properties per year and that’s been happening for 15 years
So it’s a fair assumption to say 7+ % of all property in Australia would have some level of contamination, it is now thought to be up to 35% in 2020.
The drug residue has a half life of over 10 years and does not break down easily so it’s a compounding effect when users go from property to property.
The demand for meth testing is certainly increasing and once people become aware of how widespread it is and how serious and common the symptoms are, they will want to test their homes when you get called in for other services.