Guidelines for Cleaning up Former Methamphetamine Labs, June 2009

(2009) Guidelines for Cleaning up Former Methamphetamine Labs, June 2009. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

Methamphetamine (meth) drug labs are not a new hazard to Iowa. In 2004, federal, state and local authorities seized more than 1,400 Iowa labs. These labs are discovered in houses, apartments, motel rooms, motor vehicles, and even an occasional combine. A dramatic decrease in the number of meth labs occurred in 2005 when a law restricting the purchase of pseudo-ephedrine was implemented. Although the number of meth labs has decreased, they continue to exist. Since there is currently no official federal guidance or regulations on how to clean up a former meth lab, the Iowa Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health, has created these basic guidelines to assist public health officials, property owners and the general public in cleaning up former meth lab properties.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Methamphetamine Labs, Public Health, Cleaning up Methamphetamine Labs
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Public health
Public Safety and consumer protection
Public Safety and consumer protection > Public safety > Hazardous materials
ID Code: 17888
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 27 Oct 2014 15:37
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2014 15:07
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17888