Sad to say some people live in homes where people have smoked or manufactured P or Methamphetamine. It’s not only an addictive drug, the chemical residues left behind after it is smoked affect everyone who lives there too. There are health risks from living near meth users and meth contaminated buildings.
Short-term meth health risks
Meth health risk symptoms can be wide-ranging. They can be similar to seasonal effects associated with allergies or colds and flu. The main thing you need to know is that symptoms will persist far longer than you would normally expect. Some people may experience none of these effects, while others may suffer more of them.
Meth symptoms include:
- Watery or burning eyes
- Burning skin
- Coughing or choking
- Pain in diaphragm
- Feeling cold or weak
- Shortness of breath or dizziness
- Decrease in cognitive function, confusion
- Sleep disorders
Long-term health risks of exposure to meth
Studies into long-term health effects associated with living in properties that have been used as meth labs are not widely available. However, the effects of the chemicals associated with manufacture are well understood.
Living in property contaminated by meth manufacture increases the risk of the following:
- Nervous disorders/tremors
- Damage to kidneys and liver
- Birth defects
- Reproductive problems
Stark but true.
If you’re considering buying a house or shifting into a new rental – ask for a meth test before you move in.
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