Sometime in or around April of this year there was a town house that was busted for a “shake and bake” meth lab that was in operation for about 3 months. The town house is two doors down from my town house. The place is just now being cleaned out by professionals and we were told today by one of the people cleaning up, that it is through all of the town houses that are connected to that one, but it was told to us on a “hush-hush” basis. They said that all of the air ducts are connected together through the whole building.
During the time that it would have still been in operation, I don’t remember any smells coming into my house when the air kicked on. They tested the house between the meth house and my house and it tested positive for meth in the walls and everything. He has tried to get the landlord to put him in another house in a different building or to let him out of the lease and they refuse. He has hired a lawyer and is suing the landlord.
We were never told anything by our landlord about possible contamination, because of course, they don’t want us to know because it’ll just end up costing them more money. I do have headaches from time to time, but I have always had headaches and sinus problems. What concerns me most is that I have been trying to get pregnant since February and haven’t been successful and am just wondereing if that meth lab has something to do with it or if it’s just me or my husband. I don’t know if the amount of meth that could have traveled through the air ducts is enough to actually harm us or if it’s nothing to worry about. It doesn’t seem like we have had any symptoms, but I’m one of those peoplse who ignores pain and aches until they become unbearable and I HAVE TO go to the doctor. I don’t know what to do. I have a feeling if I go to the landlord and request my place to be tested that they will blow me off and say that there’s no way my place is contaminated and I know if they didn’t let my neighbor out of the lease they won’t let me out either.
What’s worse is that the people on the other side of me know nothing about this possible contamination and they have a 1 yr old baby. I don’t know where to start or what to do. Would contacting the DEA help anything?