Meth exposure may be caused by various forms of environmental contaminants. Even years after a building has been occupied by those producing or smoking meth, there are particles that remain if the duct work and building have not been properly cleaned. Your family can suffer from symptoms of meth exposure long before you even know that there were meth contaminants in the home. Meth symptoms are quite similar to those of other respiratory illnesses so it is important to test for meth exposure if you begin to notice respiratory discomfort when you move into a new home.
What Are Symptoms of Meth Exposure?
- Watery, red, and burning eyes, often accompanied by discharge and pain
- Skin irritations, redness and rashes
- Chest and/or abdominal pain and diarrhea
- Chronic sneezing and coughing and shortness of breath
- Negative effects on the central nervous system
- Congestion of the voice box and other throat problems
- Moderate or severe headaches
- Dark-colored urine
- Rapid heart rate
- Yellow jaundice
- Decrease in mental capabilities
One way to determine whether or not these symptoms may be caused by exposure to meth is to leave the home for an extended period of time. If the symptoms subside during an extended stay away from the home, there may be cause for concern. Even small amounts of meth exposure could trigger symptoms. Previous meth in the home due to cooking meth in the building, smoking meth in the building, or even cooking meth or smoking meth near the building can cause damaging effects to your family’s health. The earlier meth exposure is discovered, the easier it is to treat the symptoms and clean the home of all meth contaminants. Apple Environments thoroughly cleans all areas of the home, including intricate duct work and sheet rock to rid the home of any damaging contaminants or meth particles.
Call Apple Environmental today to learn What are Symptoms of Meth Exposure and whether or not your family could be suffering from those symptoms today at (801)336-4151