Don’t know about you, but I do not like to throw away food, especially with today’s prices. I try to buy just the right amount for one meal’s consumption, but I can’t always accurately predict my appetite for a particular food on a particular day. So I may wind up with leftovers, which is fine for a short time. I believe some leftovers are even better the second day than the first, like chili, for instance. Unfortunately when my body does not totally agree with certain foods, it lets me know with the first meal and any subsequent leftovers. While leftovers can be good, after all there is little or no waste, they can also create discomfort. If they cause discomfort the first time around, the leftovers will most likely re-create those same issues.

Let’s look at some leftovers that may cause negative effects, with symptoms such as depression, breathing problems, confusion, and headaches, among others. I am talking about long-term exposure to meth residue, symptoms of which may be the same as those of meth users, and which may take up to a year to appear. If you are living in a house where meth was made or used, take precautions and work with professionals to alleviate this possible problem. Don’t let unwanted leftovers affect your health and wellbeing.

Give Crisis Cleaning a call if you suspect possible meth contamination. They are as easy as a phone call away, toll free at (877) 260-4828, or email at moc.g1508713545ninae1508713545lcsis1508713545irc@o1508713545fni1508713545. They may be able to save you money and work with you to file claims, as property insurance in many situations pays for professional decontamination. Play it safe and enjoy peace of mind.

Watch for our next article to learn more about meth residue and some steps you can take to deal with it in your home or rental property.

By Joan Mason