Meth Has Become an Epidemic

In the past 5 years the production of methamphetamine (meth) in illegal labs has become a problem in Florida.

The production of meth used to be located mostly in central Florida but has recently started to grow in the Northern panhandle area.

The production of Meth used to be limited strictly to laboratories run by the Mexican and Californian drug traffickers. However, in the 1990’s this began to change. Meth labs in homes, motels and mobile units are now a huge part of drug trafficking in the United States. In 2003 alone, the Indiana state police found 1,260 meth labs.

Meth Lab Cooks Can Do Their Cooking Almost Anywhere

These illegal labs pose a real hazard to the public. Not only are they subject to explosions they can start fires and cause exposure to toxic chemicals. Toxic gases even pose a hazard to those who are preparing the meth.

The toxic fumes contain hazardous chemicals such as phosphorine, methyl-amine, acetone, chloroform, iodine vapors, lithium, hydrogen chloride, anhydrous ammonia, ether, and methamphetamine gases. These chemicals can be highly explosive as well as dangerously toxic if inhaled.

Meth can be injected, inhaled or smoked. Diabetic syringes are the most commonly used, if these are found they should not be handled by anyone not properly trained to handle. These are considered a biohazard. Biohazardous materials should be handled only by professionals such as Advanced Bio-Treatment techs and cleanup professionals.

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Never Enter Any Area You Suspect to be a Meth Lab

You should immediately contact police. Anyone entering or attempting to cleanup a meth lab should be properly trained and use hazardous materials precautions like Advanced Bio-Treatment’s team.

Buying or renting an apartment or home that has previously hosted a meth lab can be a serious health risk, some feel they should be totally demolished. However, some may not know until they are actually becoming sick that they have purchased or rented a former meth lab.

Remember, you can’t handle a meth lab cleanup on your own. The poisonous chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine clings to surfaces and lingers in the air. Unprotected exposure can result in everything from headaches, dizziness and nausea to chemical burns, birth defects, blindness, respiratory ailments, liver damage, and even kidney failure.

You need an experienced meth lab cleanup and biohazard waste decontamination professional to ensure the procedure is done right.

If you need scene cleanup and decontamination guidance, have questions about your payment options, which clean up and decon procedures your current insurance policy covers or require our scene cleanup services immediately, don’t hesitate to give Advanced Bio Treatment a call at: 800-706-1420.

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Ted Pelot Owner & President of Crime Scene Cleanup Company - Advanced Bio-Treatment