Guidelines used to kick people out of state houses ‘orders of magnitude’ below doses for children.
(ed:..this has been/is a shocking scam on multiple levels..
it is a scam because the tory govt. has used it to run down the state housing –
to unlawfully evict tenants/families (with all the miseries inflicted on the weakest that entails..)-
and leaving large numbers of ‘contaminated’-houses that aren’t actually contaminated..and that are so needed to be used to house some of the homeless..
..the other leg of this scam is the one being run by those exploiting this situation – the testing companies (a large number of them seeming to be run/owned by ex-cops)..who charge an arm and a leg to de-contaminate houses that weren’t even actually contaminated in the first place..
what a fucken wheeze..!…eh..?..)
Housing New Zealand should compensate state house tenants kicked out of ‘P-contaminated’ homes which are well below safe levels – the NZ Drug Foundation says.
A new report prepared for the Ministry of Health has cast further doubt on the current guidelines for methamphetamine contamination and how they are being interpreted by government agencies and meth testing companies.
The report, from the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR), has recommended that the acceptable level of contamination for a house where P was smoked be 1.5 or 2 micrograms per 100 square centimetres – depending on whether or not it is carpeted.
That is up to four times the current 0.5-microgram limit in the ministry guidelines for the remediation of clan labs – the only official guidelines in New Zealand for methamphetamine contamination.
(ed:..what complete and utter bullshit..eh..?..and how fucken cruel are these scumbags..eh..?..making people/families homeless so they can scam to line their own pockets..
..and then the bastard politicians who have known all along this was/is happening – and because it suits their ideological-agenda – have both turned a blind eye to these unwarranted-evictions and to the huge rip-off/’soaking’ of the taxpayers by these ‘meth-cleaning’ companies..
..of course then there are all of those private-landlords who have been scammed into expensive and/but not needed ‘meth-decontamination’…
..they’d be feeling a tad pissed-off about now – you’d think..?..who is speaking up/out for them..?)