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‘Breaking Bad’ Finale Shines the Spotlight on Clandestine Drug Laboratories

MBM Insurance Resource Center provides comprehensive insurance coverage for professionals who test and abate properties used as meth labs.


A week ago, over 10 million viewers tuned in to watch the finale of the popular ‘Breaking Bad’ series.  The award winning drama captivated audiences and educated many to not only the personal dangers associated with methamphetamine use and production, but also the toxic chemicals that are used to manufacture the drug.
Over the years, the series had the main characters set up clandestine laboratories to make the illegal drug in everything from homes and RVs to businesses.  The two main characters were often seen wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) during the production of meth to protect themselves from the toxic chemicals used. While the series was fictional, many of the scenarios showing the danger of meth production and the wide range of places it can be made in were not.
The widespread production of methamphetamine resulted in the Methamphetamine Remediation Research Act of 2007.  It required the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop guidelines for remediating former methamphetamine labs.  In response, the EPA published voluntary guidelines for methamphetamine laboratory cleanup in 2009. 
“Today an entire industry has formed to test for these clandestine laboratories in homes and businesses and when they are found, remediate the structures to remove toxic chemical residues,” reported Marybeth Mainelli, President of MBM Insurance Resource Center.  “This important work is carried out by many companies all across the country.  This type of work requires specialized insurance and MBM Insurance Resource Center provides programs tailored specifically for meth cleanup and testing professionals.”
MBM Insurance Resource Center is a full-service, independent, national insurance agency that provides coverage in all 50 states.  MBM specializes in providing Workers’ Compensation and General Liability coverage that includes Contractors Pollution Liability and Professional Liability (E&O). 
To learn more about MBM Insurance Resource Center, please visit:, call (800) 311-1964 or email .
About MBM Insurance Resource Center, LLC
MBM Insurance Resource Center is a full-service, independent, national insurance agency headquartered in Rhode Island. It is a women-owned company and a member of the Independent Insurance Agents Brokers of America Trusted Choice network. MBM is a nationally recognized provider of Workers’ Compensation and General Liability coverage, including Contractors Pollution Liability (CPL) and Professional Liability (Errors & Omissions) for the indoor air quality, mold remediation and environmental industries. Coverage is available in all 50 states and MBM’s insurance carriers have a financial strength rating of A or better by insurance industry analyst A.M. Best Company, Inc.


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