Common exposure is through skin contact with surfaces containing meth residue or though inhalation of chemicals and organic compounds.
There are no scientific papers proving the direct impact of contact with the drug – but we are still early in the process. Once upon a time there was no medical proof that asbestos, tobacco smoke or lead paint led to medical conditions with grave outcomes.
Stories from around the world show short-term exposure can lead to serious health issues with side effects including headaches, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, disrupted sleep, eye irritation, anxiety, respiratory problems, rashes, children with inattention or ADHD-like behaviour. Over a long period, possible damage to the liver and kidneys, neurological problems, and increased risk of cancer can occur.
Children with their smaller bodies and more chances of contact exposure are more vulnerable.