Among the hardest drugs, Fentanyl is highly regarded as one of the strongest, most addictive, and most toxic of the mix. When fentanyl is produced or even been in a home, the health risks are extreme if you or your family is exposed. If you have any reason to believe that fentanyl may have been used or produced in your home, call our team at Spaulding Decon of Tampa, Florida. Drug residue can be extremely harmful and requires professional hazardous remediation.
What is Fentanyl?
Fentanyl is an opioid painkiller that is very commonly abused. Fentanyl and other drugs like OxyContin are key players in the opioid epidemic, and in the resulting heroin epidemic. While it has previously only been obtainable through prescription, criminal chemists have begun producing the drug at home, causing the use of fentanyl to increase substantially. Addiction to fentanyl is extremely difficult to break, as withdrawal sometimes takes effect within a day. Fentanyl is 50-100 times more toxic and potent than morphine. In 2016, there were just over 64,000 overdoses in the U.S. 20,000 of those overdoses were related to fentanyl and other opioids that are produced with fentanyl compounds.
What are some illnesses related to exposure to Fentanyl?
Most often, exposure to fentanyl production residue results in long-term respiratory complications. If the end product is 50-100 more toxic than morphine, so is the residue. The danger with residue is the fact that it can be easily inhaled without the exposed individual’s knowledge. Another danger with fentanyl is that it can be absorbed through the skin. If it is around the home and a child or animal comes into contact with the fentanyl, it could potentially cost them their lives. Skin exposure to fentanyl can potentially result in cardiac arrest or seizures.
How can I test my home for Fentanyl?
If you suspect that your home may have been used in the production of fentanyl, you and your family must vacate the property until the issue can be addressed. Unfortunately, there are no tests available yet for fentanyl residue. However, that does not mean that you are out of options. Call our team at Spaulding Decon of Tampa, Florida. We can assess the property, and contact local law enforcement to see if there has been any activity or if materials that are used to produce the drug were confiscated.
What do I do if my home contains Fentanyl?
If your home contains fentanyl, call our team at Spaulding Decon of Tampa, Florida. Our staff holds your safety and health as our priority and will respond efficiently and discretely.
Spaulding Decon of Tampa, Florida
Since 2005, Spaulding Decon has been providing a variety of services in the Tampa, Florida area. Our professionals serve communities all across the Tampa area, including Brandon, Riverview, and St. Pete. Spaulding Decon specializes in crime scene cleanup, biohazard remediation, rodent dropping cleanup, and more. For more information, give us a call at (813) 298-7122, or visit our website at https://spauldingdecon.com/locations/florida/tampa/.