Meth Lab Signs

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Meth Lab Smell

What does a meth lab smell like?

Meth labs can smell like cat urine, rotten eggs, sewer gas, ether, wet diapers, paint thinners, paint removers, adhesives, cleaning fluids, vinegar, pickled foods, cattle feed lots, and fertilizers.

Meth labs can smell like a hospital due to the common use of ethyl ether as an anesthetic. Nasal irritant. Ether-like: Aromatic, sweet odor often accompanied by a sweet taste.

Smells like paint ...


A child that has been exposed to meth lab chemicals may exhibit signs that you might not associate with chemical exposure. But, knowing the signs of meth lab exposure in children can help you to protect their health and safety. Whether you’re a parent, a grandparent, a teacher, a day care provider, a child protection service worker, a neighbor, or anyone else who cares about children, you should know some ...


What kind of trash do meth lab cooks throw away? The kind of trash that meth labs generate varies according to which method they’re using to make meth. Here is a list of some items that may be a signal a meth lab.

Rags with red and/or yellow stains.

A large number of pill blister packaging from cold and allergy products containing pseudoephedrine.

Bottles or containers connected with rubber hosing ...


Renter, realtors, home buyers, and home owners often miss the signs of a meth lab, which may appear to look “odd” but not so odd that it sends up a red flag.  A word of advice: If you think something is odd, weird, or unusual, you should listen to what your gut is telling you. Ask questions and investigate the history of the home before you buy or rent ...

Meth Lab: Behavior signs

How can you tell if you’re dealing with someone who’s a meth abuser or a meth lab cook? Observe their behavior.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “In addition to being addicted to methamphetamine, chronic abusers exhibit symptoms that can include anxiety, confusion, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. They also can display a number of psychotic features, including paranoia, visual and auditory hallucinations, and delusions (for example, ...

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