Meth or Methamphetamine that also called as ‘P’ manufactured in New Zealand, which is one of the raising problems. It is not just causing problems for law enforcement, but also for the property owners and the common public is getting affected by the Methamphetamine residues, the by-products that are used in the making of meth.

What is P or Meth?

Meth or P is a pseudo name for methamphetamine. It is a highly addictive stimulant drug that can quickly enter the brain and affects the central nervous system when consumed. The drug increases the release of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin, and causes excitement and euphoria and makes the individual additive to the drug.  The other standards nicknames for meth include ice, Jib, P, glass, and crystal.

How is it made?

Making meth is a simple process, and it does not need any chemistry profession or degree.  The meth can be produced easily in makeshift labs in homes, warehouses, garages, or it can also be produced in motel rooms.  You can also find the pseudoephedrine in the cold medicine that is available over-the-counter.  The individual who make the drug cooks all the required ingredients.

Symptoms of Meth Users:

The individuals who use meth frequently may experience insomnia, confusion, anxiety, and mood swings/disturbances and sometimes they may behave violently.  Some individuals may also get symptoms of psychosis, including auditory and visual hallucinations, paranoia, and delusions like insects crawling on their skin or something like that.

The people who take a small amount of meth or P can face similar kind of physical effects like any other stimulants like cocaine. The long-term meth users may face several negative health conditions like severe dental problems, extreme weight loss and the sores on the skin occurred by scratching.

How can meth affect health living in a contaminated property?

The contaminated property may cause long-term and short-term health effects when the property is exposed to meth residues.  If the meth residues or by-products are at low levels, then the health effects are less compared to the operating lab on the property.  You should know that the meth effects on children can be more if they are living closer to the contaminated property. The younger kids can absorb the contaminants in large amounts, and it causes severe damage to their metabolic system.

The manufacture of illegal drugs like meth is a very serious problem in Auckland. The meth labs can become contaminated, and it can cause severe health risks to the people who are living in that area. The lab owners have several statutory obligations to meet once the authorities found the contaminated property that includes:

  • Suggesting the future owners through LIM (Land Information Memorandum.
  • The lab owners must make sure that the meth residues should be eradicated to a safe level.

Symptoms of exposure to meth contamination: The symptoms that you can experience staying in a contaminated property include:

  • Nausea
  • Rashes
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Fatigue

You can do the screening tests on the property to find if it is contaminated with meth residue or not.