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Passive Exposure in Austin South

Passive Exposure

Passive exposure, especially continued passive exposure, to smoke and illicit drugs can cause serious health problems for individuals of all ages. People are exposed to drugs by inhaling either the smoke of burning substances or the fumes that others have exhaled.

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Passive Exposure Testing

Passive exposure testing is a valuable methodology for social workers and the legal system. The health effects of passive exposure to illicit drugs are very damaging to children. A passive exposure drug test can help state and local officials learn more about the living situation of a particular child.

Implications of Positive Passive Exposure Results

Positive passive exposure testing results can mean people have had:

  • Passive exposure to drug smoke
  • Actual contact with drug smoke
  • Actual contact with either a drug user’s sweat or their sebum (skin oil)
  • Contact with physical drug-related substances, e.g. trash from a meth lab
  • Accidental or intentional Ingestion of an illegal drug

Which Drugs Can Passive Testing Identify

 

  • Amphetamine/Methamphetamine
  • Cannabinoids (THC/Marijuana)
  • Cocaine (Crack and Cocaine HCI)
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)

Comprehensive Testing Geared Toward Overall Safety

Professionals charged with public safety understand that everyone deserves a safe environment to live, play and grow in. An improtant aspect of ensuring that safety is making sure innocent people aren’t accidentally exposed to harmful substances that emanate from illegal drugs used in close proximity.

If your profession is associated with child custody matters, drug abuse treatment and other social service issues, ARCpoint Labs of Austin South can partner with you and the judicial system to help maintain safe environments free from drug-related toxins strong enough to harm innocent bystanders.

ARCpoint Labs of Austin South offers a variety of drug and alcohol testing options, all of which provide results that are accurate, reliable and confidential. 

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