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Meth Lab Dangers Risk Building Occupants’ Health


The environmental professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide environmental sampling services for former clandestine methamphetamine laboratories to protect future building occupants from a toxic chemicals aftermath.

Just last week U.S. Border Patrol agents seized almost $700,000 in methamphetamines near Yuma Arizona. Methamphetamine is also referred to as meth, crank, crystal, speed and ice. This potent synthetic drug stimulates the central nervous system and is highly addictive.

Large amounts of this illegal drug come across the U.S. border. Equally threatening to society are the countless clandestine meth labs scattered across the United States. These illegal laboratories endanger not only the people in the clandestine laboratories, but also neighbors, future building occupants and the environment.

Clandestine meth labs have been found in everything from RVs and hotel rooms to apartments, suburban homes and rural farms. Chemicals used in the production of meth include flammable and volatile solvents. Methanol, ether, benzene, methylene chloride, trichloroethane, muriatic acid, sodium hydroxide, ammonia and toluene are common ingredients. Laboratory fire and explosion risks are high. During the production of meth, the property typically becomes heavily contaminated with the hazardous ingredients and waste byproducts of the manufacturing process.

Clark Seif Clark, a leading provider of environmental testing services following the discovery of clandestine meth labs, has extensive experience testing both known and suspected meth labs. “Hazardous chemical contaminants left over from meth production often persist in a structure long after the laboratory is gone,” reported Derrick A. Denis, V.P. Indoor Environmental Quality at CSC. “Call a professional if you suspect your home or office was a production site for any clandestine drugs such as meth, LSD or ecstasy. Assessment and remediation may be required to prevent occupant exposures and to comply with state laws.”

A new public service video on dangers of meth labs can be viewed at:

To learn more about how CSC can help with testing former clandestine drug laboratories or other environmental and indoor air quality (IAQ) services please visit, email or call (800) 807-1118.

About Clark Seif Clark (CSC)
CSC was established in 1989 to help clients in both the public and private sectors address environmental issues. CSC is a leading provider of these services with multiple offices along the western seaboard and southwest. The company believes in science-based protocols and has a strong background in engineering, making them the preferred environmental consultants to healthcare facilities, architects, schools, builders, contractors, developers and real estate professionals.


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