|Document ID (ISN)||110202|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||VanDyke M., Erb N., Arbuckle S., Martyny J.
||A 24-hour study to investigate persistent chemical exposures associated with clandestine methamphetamine laboratories
||Feb. 2009, Vol.6, No.2, p.82-89. Illus. 17 ref.
||The clandestine manufacture of methamphetamine continues to be a concern across the United States. Although the direct exposures associated with the actual production process have been evaluated, the persistence of those exposures in a residential setting has not been investigated. This study was designed to document the contamination associated with the production of methamphetamine based on the reduction of ephedrine by red phosphorous cooking in a home, under conditions simulating clandestine production. Findings are discussed. It is concluded that there are still significant inhalation exposure risks 24h after the cooking.
||pharmaceutical products; USA; methamphetamine; exposure evaluation; stimulants; home work; drugs
||hydrochloric acid; laboratories; inhalation; small enterprises; phosphorus; iodine
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)