How Meth Is Made

There are a couple ways to make meth and many ingredients are used. And believe it or not, most of the ingredients used to make meth can be found right in your home. And handling these toxic ingredients, as well as mixing them, is very hazardous to your health as well as it is very hazardous the environment.

Meth is made from a very easy recipe and can be cooked and ready in 6 to 8 hours in a mobile meth lab where the cookware can be relocated to avoid detection of any fumes or vapors that are associated with the making of meth. It costs about $50 to $140 to make one ounce of meth that can be sold for as much as $1200.

The ingredients for making meth can cause nausea, headaches, dizziness, and eye and skin burns and irritation. The contamination present in a former meth lab can affect soil, ground water, air, furniture, and structure materials, such as flooring, vents, and walls. Many of the contaminants present when making meth are harmful if humans or pets are exposed to them. Cases have been reported where children and adults living in a house or other structure that was a former meth lab encountered health problems.

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meth chemicals

Some examples of chemicals used to make meth include:

  • Ether
  • Benzene
  • Methanol
  • Methylene Chloride
  • Trichloroethylene
  • Toluene
  • Muriatic Acid
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Table Salt
  • Ammonia
  • Pseudoephedrine
  • Hydrochloric Acid
  • Drain Cleaner
  • Battery Acid
  • Lye
  • Lantern Fuel
  • Anti-Freeze
  • Anhydrous Ammonia
  • Red Phosphorous
  • Iodine
  • Reactive Metals