The Number of High-Risk Illegal Fentanyl Labs is on the Rise in Greater Victoria.
Managers and owners of rental properties, as well as hotels and motels, are at high risk of being exposed to this dangerous drug.
Pure fentanyl is a fine crystalline powder, and according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it is a powerful substance and can kill just from touching it. “Fentanyl is estimated to be 80 times as potent as heroin and hundreds of times more potent than morphine.”
Fentanyl powders can easily go airborne. The dust eventually settles leaving a thick coating on all the surrounding surfaces. That’s the potential of a powdery substance. Inhalation, oral consumption, and skin contact are ways fentanyl gets absorbed into your body, and once absorbed it suppresses the central nervous system along with the respiratory system. Knowing the red flags of a fentanyl house will reduce the potential of exposure. Fentanyl remediation is best left to the professionals for good reason. Our crews have extensive training and specialized equipment to deal with and contain dangerous substances.
Identifying an illegal fentanyl lab is something all rental property owners and property owners should know how to do. Be on the look-out for the red flags of a fentanyl lab: white or green pills, a pill press, weights for stabilizing machinery, thick dust, and shipping materials. These are indicators of a need for professional fentanyl remediation.
Fentanyl remediation is a WorkSafeBC High-Risk service, and requires a Notice of Project to be filed with them. Exposure to this hazardous drug is dangerous – avoid unnecessary contact with fentanyl.
Contact BC HAZMAT Management Ltd. today for assessment and clean-up of your property.