Buy A Meth House Unawares And Pay The Health Consequences
The residue from meth labs can cause health problems, but people aren't always told that the house they're buying is contaminated. An Indiana law requires disclosure but not mandatory testing.
“The kids were constantly sick and struggling to sleep. The Nugents puzzled over their children’s health problems until a neighbor mentioned that the previous homeowner referred to the bathroom as his ‘smoke shop.’ That’s when Nugent paid $50 for a methamphetamine test. The first test revealed meth levels three times the legal limit. When meth is smoked, dangerous chemicals are released into the air that can cling to clothing, carpets and walls.“