Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid drug which is approximately 100 times more powerful than morphine. Originally used as an anesthetic for long-term pain management in the form of prescription patches, it is now commonly manufactured in illegal clandestine labs.
Trauma Services is one of the only companies in New England equipped to safely and effectively remediate a fentanyl contamination scene. Our highly trained technicians and state-of-the-art equipment allow us to first neutralize the fentanyl compound, and then thoroughly remove any trace of the substance from the contaminated area.
Due to the high-risk potential, only trained Personnel employing the proper Level “A” PPE should EVER consider handling or removing fentanyl‐related substances.
Fentanyl poses a significant threat to law enforcement, first responders, commercial and residential property managers and others who may encounter the substance inadvertently. Because fentanyl can be ingested orally, inhaled through the nose or mouth, or absorbed through the skin or eyes, any substance suspected to contain fentanyl should be treated with extreme caution. Exposure to even a small amount can lead to significant health‐related complications, respiratory depression or death.
Trauma Services is certified to remediate drug and “meth” labs after which the chemicals have been removed from the property by an accredited agency such as the DEA or HAZMAT. These areas should be cleaned by a certified drug lab remediation company upon removal of these chemicals.
Trauma Services will make a preliminary property and sampling assessment. Samples will be taken and sent to an analytical lab for testing of methamphetamine contamination. Once the results have been received, a work plan will be established and sent to the local health department for review and approval. When the plan and project is completed, Trauma Services will start the decontamination process. An “Occupancy Certificate” will then be issued to the property owner.
Health Risks Involved in the Manufacturing of Methamphetamine
Do not attempt to clean the property on your own. Immediate health hazards from exposure to chemicals in this specific drug include shortness of breath, cough, chest pain, dizziness, lack of coordination, chemical irritation and burns to the skin, eyes, mouth and nose. Severe cases have resulted in death. Less severe, immediate health hazards may include headache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue or lethargy. Long-term health hazards may include: cancer, damage to the brain, liver, kidneys, as well as birth defects and reproductive problem, such as miscarriages.
Drug paraphernalia such as discarded needles and other contaminated objects can be a serious health risk and should be removed by experienced and trained professionals. Abandoned or vacant properties and homeless camps are commonly in need of this clean-up service. Drug paraphernalia can be found in playgrounds, gardens, fire escapes, and public restrooms.
Trauma Services personnel are trained, experienced and thorough cleaning technicians who can safely remove and dispose of biohazardous drug paraphernalia from your property. We will remove and dispose of all needles, drug pipes, and other materials as well as disinfecting and decontaminating the affected area.