Standards NZ have released a draft Standard for ‘Testing and decontamination of methamphetamine-contaminated properties’. A copy of the draft Standard is available on the Standards NZ website (see link at the end of this article) and public submissions can be made on its contents until 20 February, 2017.
When measuring methamphetamine residues, the unit of measurement is µg (micrograms). It can be hard to imagine just what this means, and some metaphors are useful to understand a little better.
The Ministry of Health recently provided new information to the NZ public about safe levels of methamphetamine residues in properties where the drug has been used (but not manufactured). It was prepared by ESR (a NZ government owned Crown Research Institute), and draws on the opinions of regulators in the United States and Australia.