Drug paraphernalia can be found anywhere – parking lots, playgrounds and apartment buildings, to name a few. Contaminated needles and other drug paraphernalia must be cleaned up by a professional cleaning company. Viruses and bacteria can live outside of the body for extended periods of time, presenting an opportunity for someone to pick up an injury or disease.
The heroin epidemic that is sweeping the nation is causing many individuals to overdose on fentanyl, which is a synthetic opioid. Fentanyl is a very powerful anesthetic (30-50 times more potent than heroin and 50-100 times more potent than morphine.) This drug is extremely dangerous to clean up and can be absorbed into the body via inhalation, ingestion or skin contact.