Meth Lab Testing

Meth LabThe production of illegal drugs has been recognized as a severe threat to health and the environment of the United States. Meth is often produced in makeshift laboratories, such as rented apartments or hotel rooms and even mobile laboratories (automobiles). During the production of meth, a property can become contaminated with hazardous chemicals. Many chemicals used in methamphetamine “meth” labs are commonly found in homes. The poor handling and disposal of these chemicals, as well as mixing incompatibilities, can create hazards. Chemicals used in meth labs may include the following:

  • Acetone
  • Ammonia
  • Methanol
  • Benzene
  • Ether
  • Iodine Crystals (table salt)
  • Lithium Metal
  • Methylene Chloride
  • Muriatic Acid
  • Pseudophedrine
  • Red Phosphorus
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Sulfuric Acid
  • Toluene
  • Trichloroethane

It has been estimated that for every one (1) pound of methamphetamine produced five (5) or more pounds of hazardous waste is generated. A majority of meth production waste is poured down drains and toilets or on the grounds of the property.

Safety Tech, Inc. staff has the experience to conduct meth lab assessments and testing. Safety Tech, Inc. will assist affected parties, such as government agencies, insurance companies, realtors and property owners to ensure that a contaminated site is properly evaluated and cleaned effectively. Safety Tech, Inc. will conduct final clearance testing to insure that cleanup activities were conducted properly.