The number of illegal fentanyl labs is on the rise in North America. First responders and rental property owners are at high risk of being exposed to this dangerous drug. Fentanyl drug lab remediation is best left to the professionals for good reason.
Pure fentanyl is a fine crystalline powder, and according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it is a powerful substance.
“Fentanyl is estimated to be 80 times as potent as heroin and hundreds of times more potent than morphine.”
The chemicals involved in creating fentanyl tend to go airborne easily. Think of the dust created by sawing a piece of lumber that ends up everywhere. Now think of even finer particles that are involved with the creation of fentanyl that are lighter and more similar to dust.
This dust eventually settles leaving a thick coating on all the surrounding surfaces. That’s the potential of a powdery substance. Inhalation, oral consumption, and skin contact are ways fentanyl gets absorbed, and once absorbed, it suppresses the central nervous system and the respiratory system making it a danger for anyone unknowingly entering the property.
Knowing the red flags of a fentanyl house will reduce the potential of exposure.
According to this list of things to look out for, identifying an illegal fentanyl lab is something all rental property owners and first responders should know how to do.
Be on the look out for the red flags of a fentanyl lab:
- white or green pills,
- a pill press,
- weights for stabilizing machinery,
- thick dust, and shipping materials.
These are just a few of the main indicators of a need for professional fentanyl remediation. Fentanyl remediation is a hazardous job. Professional hazardous cleaning crews have specialized equipment to deal with and contain dangerous substances. They will also collect evidence and test it.
Exposure to this hazardous drug is dangerous, and avoid unnecessary contact with fentanyl. Contact us today to clean up the mess.