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

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  1. Reader

    Reader New Member

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    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...........

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  3. buffetoflies

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    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?

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