You could be at risk of being exposed to blood borne pathogens such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS. The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration has guidelines and standards that apply to blood borne pathogens and the clean up of the contaminated area. Bodily fluids, tissue or other potentially pathogenic substances would need to be cleaned, disinfected and deodorized by a professional.
According to the CDC, hepatitis B virus can survive for at least one week in dried blood. The virus may survive on environmental surfaces, contaminated needles and/or instruments.
Crime scenes may contain evidence gathering chemicals, tear gas or pepper spray residue that will need to be removed. The bio-hazard damages are usually not thought about in this situation.
Methamphetamine labs that produce illegal drugs are volatile. They are also high in biohazard damages. If you are buying a house there is currently no way to know if it was used as a drug laboratory. Contamination can seep into absorbent materials such as carpets and furniture and also remain in sinks, drains and ventilation systems. If you are exposed to the cooking process it can be harmful and cause health problems that include: