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TYPES OF CLANDESTINE DRUG LAB RESPONSE

Statically, Law Enforcement Busts Only 1 in 3 Meth Labs; In Some States - 1 in 10

CLANDESTINE DRUG LAB 1ST RESPONSE - LAB COMPONENTS & CHEMICAL REMOVAL

Meth Lab response generally consists of two specific phases of work: removal (1st Response) and remediation (2nd Response). Removal occurs when a meth lab is identified and seized by the state police, federal agents or local law enforcement and bulk chemicals, containers, equipment and wastes used in the meth "cooking" process are inventoried, removed and lab-packed (characterized and packaged securely) by specially-trained police or fire department officers. The state police coordinate the ultimate characterization and disposal of the waste materials in accordance with state and federal hazardous waste management regulations.

Decontamination (remediation) occurs when a certified clandestine drug lab decontamination contractor removes the remaining household furnishings and debris and cleans all surfaces using detergents and specialized equipment. For many years it was thought that a meth lab property could not be decontaminated, which usually led to its destruction. In many areas of the country this is still a common practice. Now, because of science and technology, many of these properties can be saved for much less than the price of replacement.

Once a property has been remediated, a Meth Lab Cleanup certified clandestine drug lab decontamination specialist or industrial hygienist will post assess and sample the property comprehensively. This includes sampling and laboratory analysis or on-site testing with AccuMeth® brand kits and analysis with the Black Box Reader® (regulatory approval in process).

CLANDESTINE DRUG LAB 2ND RESPONSE - TESTING & DECONTAMINATION

Decontamination (remediation) occurs when a certified clandestine drug lab decontamination contractor removes the remaining household furnishings and debris and cleans all surfaces using detergents and specialized equipment. For many years it was thought that a meth lab property could not be decontaminated, which usually led to its destruction. In many areas of the country this is still a common practice. Now, because of science and technology, many of these properties can be saved for much less than the price of replacement.

Once a property has been remediated, a Meth Lab Cleanup certified clandestine drug lab decontamination specialist or industrial hygienist will post assess and sample the property comprehensively. This includes sampling and laboratory analysis or on-site testing with AccuMeth® brand kits and analysis with the Black Box Reader® (regulatory approval in process).

Clandestine Drug Lab Hazards

Routes of Chemical Exposure

Risk of injury or toxicity from chemical exposure depends on the chemicals' toxic properties, quantity, for, concentration and duration and route exposure:

inhalation

contact ski exposure, absorption

ingestion (swallowing), and

injection.

Chemical Exposure & Children

Inhalation and/or ski exposure (absorption) are the most likely routes of exposure for persons entering the drug lab environment. There is the potential of toxicity from all routes of exposure to the chemicals in a drug lab; i.e. ingestion and injection of the drug, absorption of chemicals spilled onto the skin, adsorption of chemicals deposited onto the skin from vapors and inhalation of vapors. Due to their continuing brain development and special developmental behaviors (suck as crawling on the floor and placing objects in their mouths), infants and young children may be at a greater health risk form exposure to chemicals and drugs in methamphetamine laboratories. See more on clandestine drug lab dangers.

Meth Production Injuries

Inhalation or skin exposure may result in injury from corrosive substances with symptoms ranging from respiratory symptoms or shortness of breath, cough and chest pain, to burns on the skin. Many solvents are absorbed into the body through the lungs and, if the dose is sufficient, may cause neurological symptoms such as intoxication, dizziness, lack of coordination, disorientation and nausea. The skin, to a lesser extent, may also absorb some solvents if chemicals remain in direct contact. Ingestion of chemicals will result in the greatest risk of toxicity. A child may accidentally ingest these chemicals if residue chemical is present on surfaces.

There is a vast difference between serving customers and providing customer service; as a leader in clandestine drug lab remediation, we understand that difference.

Professional Assessment & Decontamination is Vital

Meth Lab Cleanup Company believes clandestine drug lab decontamination is too important to be left to anyone other than the best. The Meth Lab Cleanup team includes chemists, industrial hygienists, environmental scientists and hazardous material and clandestine drug lab decontamination specialists. Meth Lab Cleanup is experienced in developing sound regulatory work plans, communicating with oversight personnel, coordinating with field personnel and completing successful clandestine drug lab remediation - for over 15 years!

Meth Lab Cleanup Values Client Service From Project Inception to Completion

Meth Lab Cleanup Company offers responsive, reliable expertise and cost-effective solutions to our clients' clandestine drug lab issues. Our experience and dedication ensures that our clients' expectations are always met or exceeded. Our professional staff combines expert judgment, state of the art resources and a company wide dedication to understanding the needs of our clients in order to provide superior services.

Decontamination Compliance - Property Clearance

After completion of an assessment or a decontamination, Meth Lab Cleanup Company's industrial hygienist prepares a comprehensive record of the project including photos, site definition, process documentation, waste disposal receipts and laboratory records. Meth Lab Cleanup Company management is thoroughly involved with every project to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.