Testing for drug residue by wipe sampling
ASQB’s highly trained technician will undergo a field procedure referred to as wipe sampling. This is a technique used to identify contamination deposits within residential properties.
Our ‘wipe sampling’ procedure is carried out using the NIOSH Method 9111 (meth on wipes by liquid chromatography – mass spectrometry) and tested in our Australian based laboratory.
The service is for property managers only.
- 20% of Meth contamination occurs from illegal labs.
- 80% of Meth contamination occurs when regularly used within a property (users)
- People who become dependent on methamphetamine typically inject or smoke the drug, and use it at least twice a week
How does an environment become contaminated?
- Meth contamination occurs when the drugs residue and by-product repeatedly come in contact with the environment.
- Contamination can occur from repeated use and or
- With continued exposure, the chances of contamination become high, this drug is easily absorbed into building materials, fixtures, fittings.
What are the risks?
- Meth residue can be ingested via skin, mouth or contact with eyes.
- Acute exposures can result in difficulty breathing, chest pain and cough, loss of physical coordination, irritation and chemical burns on the skin, eyes, nose, and mouth.
Exposure can even be lethal.