Third-hand Smoking of Methamphetamine: An Investigation of Airborne Methamphetamine Levels and Remediation Approach

Australian Research Council

Globally, and especially in Australia, there is a growing concern about methamphetamine exposure from contaminated properties. Unfortunately, experts in different countries have different outlooks on the potential danger of methamphetamine contamination. This leads to confusion about how best to test, determine, and remediate suspected properties.

We aim to alleviate this confusion by further understanding different areas related to methamphetamine contamination. In our research, we aim to significantly enhance our understanding of exposure pathways (touch, inhalation, and oral ingestion), the desorption of methamphetamine, and investigate the feasibility of remediation techniques.

Project members

Joongcheon Nam

Masters Candidate

A/Prof Phong Thai

Co-Theme Leader, Environmental Health Risk Assessment

Dr Qiuda Zheng

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Lachlan Jekimovs

Senior Research Analyst