Meth testing still best practice

Meth testing still best practice

It’s time for us to get back to basics. We’re well into the second half of the year and the attention the meth testing industry has received provides a great opportunity for us to remind everyone why we created Meth Testing New Zealand and why testing is so important.

We regularly come across properties showing levels above all internationally accepted guidelines, including the proposed 15µg/100cm2 here in NZ. Although the levels…

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Business as usual

Business as usual

After recent media and government attention on meth-testing in homes and rental properties I would like to give you my updated take on it all. Despite the current debate on the acceptable level, what we do know for sure is there is a point where meth contamination makes a property unsafe for habitation. Our top priority is, and will always be, supporting you, ensuring you have the resources you need to protect your clients against the commercial implications of methamphetamine, and you’re kept up-to-date with any changes that affect the services we provide.

For now, I’d like to share with you what we know for sure.

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Compliant vs non-compliant sampling – does it really matter?

Compliant vs non-compliant sampling – does it really matter?

The not-so- nice reality of working in the meth-testing industry is having to tell someone their dream
home or investment property is contaminated with methamphetamine. With the introduction of meth-testing standard NZS 8510 comes an industry shift towards consistency and best practice. However, at this stage, following the standard is not a legal requirement which means meth-testing companies and the services they offer can still differ.

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What does the arrival of a new meth-testing standard mean for MTNZ and its clients?

What does the arrival of a new meth-testing standard mean for MTNZ and its clients?

The testing and decontamination of methamphetamine is quickly becoming a normal part of buying or renting property in New Zealand. Up until June 2017, testing and decontamination was something anyone and everyone could do, and because of that, it’s been hard to know who to trust.

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