Lake Cumberland District Health Department
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Methamphetamine is an illegal drug, which is an amphetamine (found in common cold medicines). Meth, like cocaine and other amphetamines, has affects on the central nervous system (CNS) like those of adrenaline. Common street names for methamphetamine include: speed, crank, ice, glass and crystal. Meth can be swallowed, inhaled (snorted), smoked or injected in its various forms.
So, what can it do to my health?
SHORT TERM EFFECTS
LONG TERM EFFECTS
Commercial Products, Chemicals, Hazards
If you discover a meth lab, the first person you should contact is your local police department. Remember you should not enter the existing lab for any reason. Once you have contacted the local police, they have access to special forces that will come and investigate and perform a gross clean-up of the site.
Additional information and resources regarding methamphetamine production, contamination, and cleanup can be found at the United States Drug Enforcement website at Meth Fact Sheet and the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection Meth Lab Cleanup website at Meth Lab Cleanup.