Injuries and deaths due to accidents or explosions in illegal methamphetamine labs are on the rise in the United States, a new study shows. Many of the injured were law enforcement and other First Responders, as well as children who lived in the home.
Meth labs are being discovered in remote areas of some of our national forests. These labs are an environmental hazard, the byproducts of meth labs contaminate the ground, lakes, and streams with harmful and highly explosive chemical compounds. Abandoned meth labs are basically time bombs, waiting for the single spark that can ignite the contents of the lab or a tourist visiting the park.