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In the media, we’ve heard and read harrowing stories relating to methamphetamine use and its destructive effects to both users and to properties occupied. Reports in the media estimated that damage to some properties cost well over $100,000 to remedy causing a great deal of stress to landlords.
The decontamination process whereby walls were commercially cleaned (and in some cases destroyed) often took weeks to complete rendering properties for the duration, uninhabitable.
In our resolve to attention this issue, Aspiring Walls commissioned two separate scientific testing organisations (MHG Solutions Limited and ESR) to conduct laboratory tests on our New Zealand manufactured solid vinyl wallpaper that had been contaminated by methamphetamine to identify its ability to decrease meth penetration and residue to internal walls.
Following several tests, data analysis indicated that our solid vinyl wallpaper provided walls with an additional membrane - a 99% protection from meth contamination to internal walls.
REVIEW OF CURRENT STANDARD
Recent findings from a government CSA report has led to a review of the current standard in relation to methamphetamine smoke contamination to housing. The CSA report concluded that the current standard of 1.5 micrograms/100cm2 which deemed a house ‘uninhabitable’, was significantly ‘too low’ in terms of eliciting short-term health risks to occupants.
Although it may take Standards New Zealand some months to review NZS 8510:2017 fully, some government departments in particular, Housing New Zealand, have opted in the interim to test only suspected meth producing homes and therefore has initiated the decontamination process to properties where test readings were over 15 micrograms/m2.
Despite what the standard level may eventually end up being, we firmly believe that most landlords would not want any meth smoked in their property and that potential tenants would not knowingly want their families to occupy a home that previously had meth activity.