Methamphetamines (METH) is produced in many home labs across the United States, these production sites are usually small home operations in which amphetamine type drugs are mixed with toxic chemicals in order to create a more potent drug. The toxic chemicals that are used in the manufacturing of Methamphetamine is one of the many dangerous aspects of the drug. Those who abuse Meth can never be quite sure of what substances they are putting in their bodies.
The toxic materials that are used in the manufacturing of methamphetamines are easily available, and because of this there has been a huge increase of home math labs running in the United States in past few years. Law enforcement officials have increased the penalty for operating these home drug labs in an effort to stop these operations in the United States.
The cooking process for methamphetamine production is a volatile one, and the gases that are emitted into the air are toxic, and absorb into porous surfaces so that the chemicals and toxins linger, long after the drug has been made. When making methamphetamines, individuals will use ephedrine or psuedoephedrine, which is found over-the-counter cold and allergy tablets containing ephedrine or psuedoephedrine (such as Sudafed), and mix it with other toxic chemicals like rubbing alcohol, brake cleaner, drain cleaner, lye, gasoline additives, farm fertilizer, ammonia and lye.