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Meth House Guidelines Updated - 26th Oct 2016

The Ministry of Health has released new recommendations for meth contamination clean-up. A contamination reading of 0.5 micrograms per 100 square centimetres or higher has meant a house needs to be decontaminated, according to Ministry guidelines, since 2010. As a result of this, there has been a huge number of decontamination businesses appeared on the market.

The new recommendations state that that level should only apply to properties that have been used as P labs - not where it has just been smoked. They state that so long as the carpets have been replaced, a limit of 2 micrograms per 100 square centimetres should be used as the threshold for decontamination in homes where it has been smoked. Below this level, homes are believed to be safe to occupy.

Standards are being developed and are likely to be released next year, until then, these recommendations can be used as a guide and can be found on the Ministry of Health website.

Read the full article: http://www.newshub.co.nz/politics/ministry-overhauls-meth-house-guidelines-2016102615 

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