The health effects from exposure to the contaminants caused by meth labs (or methamphetamine laboratories) include dizziness, nausea, headaches, respiratory problems and irritation to the skins and eyes. That is why, after the police or DEA remove the equipment used to “cook” methamphetamines, it is extremely important to conduct a thorough cleaning to fully sanitize and decontaminate the venue of any and all such labs.
Because of the rampant spreading of these labs throughout the nation practically every state now requires companies that perform meth lab cleanings to obtain certification. The EPA is still composing lists of hazardous chemicals that different meth labs produce. Because of the “bootleg” nature of these meth lab kitchens, producers use and therefore, emit different chemicals during the production process. It is widely and fervently recommended that someone needing to clean up such a site only utilize a professional and certified meth lab clean up company. Not only would you be risking the possibility that your property insurance carrier would not cover you if you used a company that was not duly certified but you could also get ripped off.
Frequently the certified meth lab cleaner companies also have experience in murder scene cleaning, crime scene cleaning, homicide scene cleaning, suicide scene cleaning, blood scene cleaning, staph infection cleaning, mrsa infection cleaning and bio hazard cleaning; hence they possess the requisite expertise to locate and exterminate a variety of toxic agents. These companies need to scrutinize not only the surfaces and obvious places in a meth lab setting but also hidden areas and areas behind walls and below floors. Only then can the health risks and financial issues of contamination be fully eliminated.