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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2004

    Mystery illness solved when family discovers new home was a meth lab


    The foreclosed house for sale on the up-and-coming street pined for fresh paint and other fixes, but the Hankins family saw its potential.

    Plus, at $36,000, the price was perfect for a young family trying to make ends meet in small-town Klamath Falls, Ore.

    "We said, 'It needs a little bit of love, but it's got good bones,'" Jonathan Hankins recalled. "We just had no idea that those bones were poisonous."

    Within days of moving in this past summer, Beth Hankins, an ER nurse, started experiencing breathing problems. Then Jonathan got migraine-like headaches and nosebleeds. By the third week, their 2-year-old son, Ezra, developed mouth sores.

    "He couldn't even drink water without being in pain," said Jonathan, 32...........

    More at link......

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Upper Midwest
    There needs to be a law that lets prospective buyers know the home they are interested in was a prior meth lab house. Whoever sold them it should be in prison. Lets hope they don't have lasting effects from their short stay there.

    Or, even better, houses like that should be demolished, because can they really be fully decontaminated?
    Last edited by buffetoflies; 10-06-2012 at 01:55 PM.

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