“Exposure to meth residues may cause symptoms similar to those experienced by meth users. Exposure to VOCs may cause symptoms such as nose and throat irritation, headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, confusion and breathing difficulties. Some VOCs may cause cancer.
Acids or bases will cause a burning sensation on the skin and in mucous membranes, and can cause severe eye damage. Exposure to metals and salts can cause a wide range of health effects including respiratory irritation, decreased mental function, anemia, kidney damage and birth defects. Metals such as lead and mercury are particularly hazardous.”
“Methamphetamine Laboratories.” Methamphetamine Laboratories Fact Sheet. Illinois Department of Public Health, July 2012. Web. 13 Feb. 2017.