Month: January 2019

Sydney Family Forced to Move after Exposure to Meth-Contaminated Property

Original article: https://www.domain.com.au/news/sydney-family-forced-to-move-after-exposure-to-methcontaminated-property-20180710-h12hto-751856/ Red, puffy, itchy eyes, difficulty breathing and rashes are all symptoms that could be consistent with allergies and asthma. But Elle Murphy was shocked to discover her family was suffering from signs of something far more sinister. After finding a syringe in the garage of their rental near Penrith, Elle and her husband decided …

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Ice Post-Tenancy Problems Escalate in QLD as 1 in 3 Homes Test Positive

Original article: https://www.realestatebusiness.com.au/property-management-features/16963-ice-post-tenancy-problems-escalate-in-qld-as-one-in-three-homes-test-positive/amp Damning new research has discovered how prevalent ice and methamphetamine residue is in Queensland homes. In the past seven months, Meth Screen has conducted more than 400 tests, with 35 per cent of Queensland properties testing positive for the illicit drug. The frightening results found that 36 per cent of properties on the …

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Meth Labs and Clean Ups

Original article: https://www.rta.qld.gov.au/Newsroom/Open-house-newsletter-archive/Open-house-property-managers-and-owners-newsletter/Jun-2017/Meth-labs Winter 2017 The methamphetamine scourge in Queensland is not only taking its toll in human misery, but also creating a nightmare for property managers and owners who have to clean up after the clandestine drug manufacturing operations. It can cost up to $30,000 to rid a property of the potentially deadly chemical residue, …

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Dad Dodges ‘Extreme’ Meth Contaminated Property

Original article: https://www.realestate.com.au/news/dad-dodges-extreme-meth-contaminated-property/ A DAD has narrowly avoided buying a house with “extreme” levels of meth contamination — highlighting a huge invisible health and financial risk. Geelong-based father Dean Stratton was looking for a home in Tatura, so he could be closer to his kids who live in Kyabram in the state’s north. He found …

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Our Dream House Was a Meth Lab

Original article: https://www.aicnsw.com.au/our-dream-house-was-a-meth-lab/ Methamphetamine, also known as ice or meth, has become a nationwide problem in Australia, causing devastating social impacts that mirror those in New Zealand and many other countries. Increasing demand for the drug has driven an increase in the number of laboratories producing it. For many illegal drug manufacturers, residential dwellings—particularly those that …

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Australian Suffer Health Complications from ‘Unseen’ Ice Contamination in the Home

Original article: https://amp.nine.com.au/article/64b75281-212c-4048-bfbe-6b97ac864c6e For months, Elle Murphy thought her family were battling symptoms of allergies and asthma, but the reality was something far more sinister: meth contamination. Now, it’s estimated at least one house in every Australian street is unknowingly “contaminated and uninhabitable” as calls for tighter regulations escalate. A Sydney family were forced to move …

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Record Number of NSW Homes Testing Positive for Meth Residue

Original article: https://www.reinsw.com.au/web/Posts/Latest_News/201807/Record%20number%20of%20NSW%20homes%20testing%20positive%20for%20meth%20residue.aspx. Damning new research has uncovered the prevalence of ice and methamphetamine residue in New South Wales homes. Since January this year, Meth Screen has screened more than 342 homes with 50 per cent of properties in New South Wales testing positive to ice and meth residue. The data revealed Penrith, Campbelltown and …

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Highs and Lows: WA’s Ice Epidemic Eases as New Danger Drug Emerges

Original article: https://amp.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/highs-and-lows-wa-s-ice-epidemic-eases-as-new-danger-drug-emerges-20181009-p508kl.html Testing of West Australian waste water has revealed Perth’s ice epidemic is easing with the city recording its lowest levels of methamphetamine use since records began in 2016. The National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program results, released on Tuesday, also showed WA was bucking the national trend with decreases in nicotine and alcohol consumption. …

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Meth Contamination of Residential Buildings

Original article: https://propertyupdate.com.au/meth-contamination-of-residential-buildings/amp/ What is a meth contaminated building? A meth lab – or clandestine drug lab – is a place where illegally produce Methamphetamine ‘meth’ is manufactured or “cooked.” Other drugs may be manufactured or processed along with meth. Materials used in a meth lab are commonly used and readily available and the manufacturing involves poisonous, flammable, …

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