Guidelines for Cleaning up Former Methamphetamine Labs, June 2009

(2009) Guidelines for Cleaning up Former Methamphetamine Labs, June 2009. Drug Control Policy, Office of


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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 pseudoephedrine 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: Drugs, Methamphetamine, Drug Abuse, Criminal Activity, Cleaning Up Meth Labs
Subjects: Health and medicine > Diseases > Alcohol and drug abuse
Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Drugs and pharmacology
ID Code: 9239
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 22 Feb 2010 20:56
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2010 20:56