Fentanyl Cleanup

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What is fentanyl?

If you believe your property or vehicle has been contaminated with fentanyl (also "Fentanil"), we’ll work quickly and follow industry protocols to eradicate this deadly substance for you. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is used as a painkiller, but has grown exponentially popular for people who want to manufacture it illegally in clandestine drug labs, lacing it into oxycodone, codeine, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, MDMA (molly), meth, and other pill or powdery drugs. Since it is such a high potency drug (being 50 to 100 times more powerful than heroin and morphine) even the smallest dose can kill you, and since fentanyl is being cut into so many different kinds of drugs, any scene containing powdery substances and drug paraphernalia must be treated as if it were contaminated with fentanyl; there is too much at stake not to.

What could be more deadly than Fentanyl?

Carfentanil or Carfentanyl, which is an analog of the synthetic opioid analgesic, Fentanyl. One unit of Carfentanil is 100 times more potent as the same amount of Fentanyl, 5,000 times as potent as a unit of heroin and 10,000 times as potent as a unit of morphine. The toxicity of carfentanil in humans and its easy availability has raised concerns over its potential use as a weapon of mass destruction by rogue nations and terrorists, both foreign and domestic.

Exposure to Fentanyl or Carfentanil

Potential exposure routes of most concern include inhalation of powders or aerosols, mucous membrane contact, ingestion, or exposure by a break in the skin (for example a needlestick). Any of these exposure routes can potentially result in a variety of symptoms that can include the rapid onset of life-threatening respiratory depression. Skin contact is also a potential exposure route; in large enough quantities, extended dermal exposure, and accelerated or efficient absorption, the risk of overdose is severe. The equivalent size of 5-7 grains of salt is the amount of fentanyl that can cause an overdose and death. 

Decontamination and Removal of Drugs

Fentanyl poses a deadly risk for anyone who comes across the substance on a regular basis such as first responders, property managers, car rental companies, hotels, motels, morgues, and more. Because of the severe risk of handling drugs that can contain fentanyl, only professional hazmat decontamination technicians should cleanup any scene with drugs or drug paraphernalia.

Drug Paraphernalia

Where there is paraphernalia, there may be deadly drug contamination.

Drug paraphernalia like used hypodermic needles and other contaminated contraband or items can be a serious public health risk and should be removed by trained professionals. Homeless camps and abandoned or vacant dwellings are mostly in need of cleaning and decontamination services. Drug paraphernalia can be found in public restrooms, playgrounds, near schools, side alleys, terminals for public transportation, and more.


Biohazard PRO are professional and trained technicians who will thoroughly and safely remove, dispose, and clean hazardous drugs and drug paraphernalia from your property or vehicle. We are qualified to remove and dispose of all drug residues, used hypodermic needles, drug pipes, and any other items or materials as well as the decontamination of affected areas.

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