Should I test my building for meth just out of curiosity?

Because of the low risk to the public in large public or commercial buildings, Arapahoe County Public Health recommends against testing out of curiosity in these settings.

If you are considering testing for methamphetamine in a public place, even if you have not met the criteria to do so:

  • Research how a positive testing result could impact your business.
  • Have a plan in place ahead of time for how you will handle additional testing, possible remediation, and the financial and social impacts of closing affected areas to the public.  

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1. What is Methamphetamine?
2. Where does meth come from?
3. Is manufacturing meth dangerous?
4. When is a surface considered contaminated with meth?
5. If I suspect meth use in my building, am I required to test?
6. When am I required to test for meth?
7. Can I sample my building myself using an at-home purchased test kit?
8. The regulations require extensive testing. Does this apply to me?
9. If I receive positive test samples, what do I need to do?
10. Can I clean up meth contamination myself or require my employees to clean it?
11. What is secondary exposure to meth and is it dangerous?
12. Should I test my building for meth just out of curiosity?