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The clandestine manufacture and use of methamphetamine can result in contamination of residential properties. It is understood that this contamination remains in homes for a significant period, however, there is a lack of data available to understand the health effects of exposure to environmental methamphetamine contamination (third-hand exposure).

There were no discernible differences between health effects from living in properties contaminated from former manufacture or use. This study demonstrates that residing in these properties can represent a significant public health risk.

 

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This document has been prepared by a wide range of experts from the cleaning and restoration industry to assist contractors in managing the risks arising from efforts to mitigate the COVID19 pandemic.

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The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) rejected Suncorp’s argument that the contamination falls within its policy exclusions for “biological, chemical and other pollutants or contaminants”.

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The objective of this Code of Practice is to outline best practice guidance for the testing and remediation of methamphetamine contaminated properties. These are properties that have been contaminated or suspected to have been contaminated as a result of a known former clandestine drug laboratory or the use of methamphetamine.

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With over 20 years industry experience in the restoration and remediation industry, Nick has represented the restoration and remediation industry on the board of directors of the Specialised Cleaning and Restoration Industry Association (SCRIA), the Institute of Inspection and Restoration Certification Oceania (IICRC), and the SCRIA Water Damage Guidelines Council. Nick has trained and mentored hundreds of technicians, written training programs and delivered classroom training to of delegates in advanced restoration and remediation techniques. Nick is a member of the Institute of Inspection and Restoration Certification (IICRC member number 60894) and holds advanced certifications which include IICRC Master Fire and...

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