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Document ID (ISN)110202
CIS number 09-1107
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) VanDyke M., Erb N., Arbuckle S., Martyny J.
Title A 24-hour study to investigate persistent chemical exposures associated with clandestine methamphetamine laboratories
Bibliographic information Feb. 2009, Vol.6, No.2, p.82-89. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) pharmaceutical products; USA; methamphetamine; exposure evaluation; stimulants; home work; drugs
Descriptors (secondary) hydrochloric acid; laboratories; inhalation; small enterprises; phosphorus; iodine
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation