Methamphetamine (Meth) is a very powerful and extremely addictive central nervous system stimulant. Many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs are volatile and leave harmful residues throughout a structure.
These Methamphetamine Labs also known as Clandestine Drug Labs are a growing problem in every state and now they seem to be a new problem in the Rio Grande Valley. These labs are a threat to the public and Law Enforcement Agencies.
These explosive labs are very dangerous. These labs may be located next door in any type of neighborhood. This is not a problem in just lower income neighborhoods. Many are being found in middle and upper class neighborhoods, even in the suburbs. Meth Labs are often found in makeshift laboratories, such as rented housing, garages/sheds, hotel rooms and vehicles.
These dangerous volatile labs have even become mobile and have even been set up inside Meth cooker's vehicles.
There are numerous harmful health risks for someone who is exposed to these flammable sites and/or locations.
Some, but not all of the health risks are: Respiratory problems, severe eye damage, decreased mental function, kidney damage and birth defects. Not to mention the chemicals used by the Meth cooker's are CANCER - CAUSING Chemicals.
After all is done even after the Meth Lab has been removed from its location, the chemicals still remain. They are saturated on every surface and ventilation area throughout the house.
It is very important that these locations are properly decontaminated to ensure that the Methamphetamine Residue will not pose a threat to HEALTH or LIFE.