Season Finale of ‘Breaking Bad’ Raises Awareness of Meth Hazards
EMSL Analytical provides environmental testing services to identify properties that were once used as clandestine drug laboratories.
Cinnaminson, NJ, October 8, 2013
Earlier this week, AMC played the highly anticipated final episode of its ‘Breaking Bad’ series. The award winning drama not only entertained millions, but the series helped to showcase the toxic chemicals used in the production of methamphetamine.
During the life of the series, the main characters manufactured meth in everything from a recreational vehicle to homes and industrial facilities converted to clandestine laboratories. The show even had several episodes where homes being treated for termite infestations were temporarily used as drug laboratories without the property owners’ knowledge.
Although the show was fictional, the use of everything from automobiles and RVs to homes and businesses for the manufacturing of meth is all too common. Over the last decade, there have been thousands of meth lab seizures all across the country, but many more are likely never discovered.
As the show pointed out, through the use of personal protective equipment by the show’s stars, the chemicals used in the production of meth are highly toxic. Some people are living in homes and apartments or working in a business that has these toxic residues left behind from their previous use as a clandestine drug laboratory. Many of these chemicals can remain long after the property was used as a meth lab.
One of the leading meth lab testing laboratories in North America is EMSL Analytical, Inc. EMSL provides testing services to help identify contaminants in properties that were formerly used as meth laboratories. “EMSL recently released a Methamphetamine-Clandestine Drug Residue Test Kit that is available for free to environmental and inspection professionals,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Earlier this year, we also produced a video explaining how to take residue samples to identify these types of contaminants in a property.”
To view the methamphetamine and clandestine drug residue sampling instructions video, please visit:
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.
- Contact Information
- Joseph Frasca
- Senior Vice President of Marketing
- EMSL Analytical
- (1) 1-800-220-3675
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