Living in a P contaminated house can be dangerous to the health of people living in the house specially infants and children. It has been reported that P remains in the rooms or houses for years after the use or manufacture of the drug. Smoking P and cooking meth destroys he property to some extent. Furnishings such as curtains, carpets and other household items and other possessions may become contaminated with the drug and thus should be discarded to protect the health of people living there. P is a very notorious drug and people who smoke it or manufacture it, potentially leave behind an invisible trap of the drug that can harm anyone for years who come to reside there into the future.
What is Meth/P?
P or meth is a notorious drug that is highly addictive in nature. It comes in the form of powder, crystal or pills.
What are the Health Effects of P?
The deleterious effects of P on health numerous. Living in a P contaminated house can also pose health risks to people living there. P can adversely affect people and pets living near or inside a P contaminated house for many years. People and pets living in a P contaminated houses may possess enough drug in their system, so much that their urine and hair samples can give positive test for the drug. The drug P stays for long time in the system.
According to Stan Smith, a doctoral student at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the Drug Endangered Children Test Force, a division of the California Drug Enforcement Agency, the houses formerly used as meth labs are harmful to the residents.
The ill effects of P contaminated house depend upon the level of contamination and also the purpose for which the property was used for.
It has also been reported that a meth contaminated house might cause short-term health problems such as migraine, watery eyes, burning sensation in eyes, respiratory problems, convulsions, skin irritations and skin burns. Results published from a study in 2009 in Toxicological Sciences suggest that meth chemicals may be cancerous in humans and children being susceptible to the ill effects of the meth.
Long-term health problems have also been reported such as birth defects, damage to kidneys, liver and even death.
The main drug P, is actually least toxic one in a meth house. The precursor chemicals are more harmful to the residents than the drug itself. This can be evident from the fact that people who smoke meth do not die but face serious health effects. While the precursors of the meth if smoked or injected can be lethal.
Although, the Environmental chemist Nick Kim at Massey University suggests that people should not panic if they are living in a P contaminated houses. According to him, P residues pose very low health risk and is unlikely to do any harm to them. He further comments that if the house was used just for smoking meth, the level of P will be way below the poisonous level.