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Document ID (ISN)110206
CIS number 09-1108
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Patrick G., Daniell W., Treser C.
Title Residual methamphetamine in decontaminated clandestine drug laboratories
Bibliographic information Mar. 2009, Vol.6, No.3, p.151-156. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract This cross-sectional study examined three previously decontaminated residential clandestine drug laboratories in Washington State to determine the distribution and magnitude of residual methamphetamine concentrations relative to the state decontamination standard. A total of 159 methamphetamine wipe samples were collected from the three laboratories, focusing on the bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen. Overall, 59% of random samples and 75% of contact point samples contained methamphetamine in excess of the state decontamination standard. Other findings are discussed. Further research on the efficacy of clandestine drug laboratory decontamination procedures and subsequent verification of methods is needed.
Descriptors (primary) pharmaceutical products; methamphetamine; drugs; Washington; home work; exposure evaluation; stimulants
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; laboratories; small enterprises; USA; comment on standard; role of government; inspection; enforcement; cross-sectional study
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