Meth causes the user to feel euphoric by releasing dopamine in the brain. The over-stimulation damages the nerve cells and eventually destroys the nerve cells. This damage impairs dopamine transport and reduces the efficiency of the dopamine receptors in the brain. Essentially it wears out the brains ability to experience pleasure, even after years of non-use.
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Why a meth contaminated property is bad for your health
Your health is at risk if you live in a home contaminated by meth and meth cooking residues. Many of the toxic chemicals used to manufacture meth are gases that penetrate the fabric of a building. Chemicals used to make P are often poured down drains and into gardens and are highly toxic.
The P cooking process produces new organic chemicals (those typically associated with cancer) that are poorly understood by scientists and the subject of much debate. The long term effect of these chemicals on your health will only be known once people are exposed to them and start to develop unusual health effects.
Short term acute health effects include: They can be asthma like symptoms and bring on breathing difficulty. Skin rashes, eye irritations, sore eyes, can occur from touching the contaminants on the surfaces in the house resulting in head-aches and nausea.
As some people may be more sensitive than others, one member of a your family can remain entirely unaffected while another suffers horrendous health effects.
Long term health effects can include: Chronic fatigue, diseases of the central nervous system, diseases of the circulatory system, strokes and cancer brought on by chronic toxicity. You do not want you and your family living in a property that has been used as a meth lab!
Contact us - Meth Xpert NZ should you be concerned a property you are interested in has been used as a meth lab.