Do You Live in a Meth Lab?

Moving into a meth lab can wreak havoc on your health and your finances. Just ask these folks! (They will answer, “Moving into a meth lab can wreak havoc on your health and your finances.”) Avoid this costly fate when buying a new house by checking your property for meth residue before you close. You can buy a kit online ($55), but you can save that $55 and know for free if you know what to look for.

SIGNS YOU MIGHT LIVE IN A METH LAB, courtesy The Utah Department of Health:
• “A large amount of cold tablet containers that list Ephedrine or Pseudoephedrine as ingredients.”

• “Jars containing clear liquid with a white or red colored solid on the bottom.”

• “Jars labeled as containing iodine or dark shiny metallic purple crystals inside of jars.” 

• “Jars labeled as containing Red Phosphorus or a fine dark red or purple powder.”

• “Coffee filters containing a white pasty substance, a dark red sludge, or small amounts of shiny white crystals.”

• “Bottles labeled as containing Sulfuric, Muriatic or Hydrochloric Acid.
Bottles or jars with rubber tubing attached.”

• “Glass cookware or frying pans containing a powdery residue.”

• “An unusually large number of cans of Camp Fuel, paint thinner, acetone, starter fluid, Lye, and drain cleaners containing Sulfuric Acid or bottles containing Muriatic Acid.”

• “Large amounts of lithium batteries, especially ones that have been stripped.”

• “Soft silver or gray metallic ribbon (in chunk form) stored in oil or Kerosene.”

• “Propane tanks with fittings that have turned blue.”

• “Occupants of residence going outside to smoke.”

• “Strong smell of urine, or unusual chemical smells like ether, ammonia or acetone.”

• You are cooking meth, in the place where you live.

 

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