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  • Apr
    22

    St. Charles County Missouri Working to Keep Residents Safe from Meth Contamination

    St. Charles County Missouri Working to Keep Residents Safe from Meth Contamination

    The array of chemicals used to produce meth are extremely toxic and contaminates every inch of a dwelling because the toxins get into the air ducts, furnace, drains, flooring, walls, furniture and can even saturate the framework. Just touching the surface of a counter, table, door knob etc. that's contaminated with toxic debris from cooking meth can cause serious health problems.

    These poisonous chemicals don't disappear when production of meth discontinues or a person moves away, these toxic substances linger inside the home and require professional decontamination before the dwelling is safe to live in. Many people have unknowingly moved into an apartment or home that was a former meth lab and became seriously ill after being exposed to the invisible toxic chemicals in the air.

    Not only can a new occupant become ill due to prior meth lab contaminations but it costs them thousands of dollars to have their home cleaned up and decontaminated. If meth contamination is bad enough, the home would need to be gutted and completely restored.

    John Bates and his wife know only too well what it's like to be faced with around ninety thousand dollars' worth of repair costs to their first home and constant illnesses. Unfortunately they had no knowledge the home was a "former meth lab" according to Fox News. The Alkinanis family almost went bankrupt over the same thing happening to them. Sadly their five years old son still has to get "breathing treatments" and has to take steroids on a regular basis according to the article.

    St. Charles is working hard to keep this from happening to anyone according to bizjournals.com. Officials in St. Charles are looking over a draft of an ordinance that would give their cities community director the authority to have a property condemned where meth production has been found.



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