Dangers in Manufacturing
The ingredients that meth makers use are volatile and can cause expolsions and fires. After making a batch, there
is lots of trash leftover that meth cooks usually throw into their yards, by the roadside, in creaks and ponds or out
in the woods. The by-products are toxic and the trash they dump is poisonous to anyone near it. Some meth trash
still carries a risk of explosion or fire as well.
Dangers for Users
The drug known as meth is very addictive and causes paranoia and hallucinations. The drug wreaks havoc on the body
affecting major organs. Meth users experience reduced blood flow to the capillaries which leads to gum damage including
rotten and broken teeth. Over time the drug can dramatically affect the user's appearance. Some treatment experts
predict that once a person becomes addicted to meth, they will likely be dead or in jail within five years.
Dangers to Others
Residue from meth manufacturing gets into anything porous including carpet, drapes, drywall, furniture, and bedding.
Since meth labs have been found in apartments, rental houses and hotel rooms, many unsuspecting tenants have been placed at
risk. The toxic fumes remaining can cause severe respiratory problems and can cause flu-like symptoms like fatigue,
headaches, and dizzyness. Decontaminating a structure is very expensive. Currently there is no law in Illinois
compelling landlords to clean a dwelling after a meth lab seizure.