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New article on meth labs

August 7th, 2009

Ever inspect a home saturated with battery acid, bleach and drain cleaner? How about methanol, which can kill you in one gulp? Meth labs require an assortment of extremely toxic chemicals and they produce waste that is just as bad. Meth dealers, unfortunately, are often not the more careful or tidy people and they may not clean up chemicals that spill onto carpet or walls. “Cookers”, as they are called, will dump chemical waste down the drain, in the yard, or just leave it sitting in jars and then abandon the property. Future tenants may not even know that their house was ever used as a meth lab, even while they breathe in toxic chemicals or their children touch it as they crawl on the floor. Inspectors should know how to identify former meth labs so their clients know of the dangers they pose. For more information, check out our new article on meth labs.

This blog entry was posted by Rob London.

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