Injuries Stemming From Meth Labs Increasing

Injuries occurring in meth labs are on the rise, a new study finds. Common injuries include chemical burns, breathing problems and even deaths, according to HealthDay.

In five states studied, 162 people were injured in meth lab accidents between 2001 and 2012. The injured included 26 children and 42 law enforcement officials. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looked at injuries in Louisiana, Oregon, Utah, New York and Wisconsin.

The number of injuries related to meth labs initially dropped after 2005, when states restricted access to over-the-counter cold medicines, such as pseudoephedrine, that were used to make meth.

Full story of injuries from meth labs at drugfree.org

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Will Savage

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