What Kind of Chemicals Are Used in a Meth Lab?
In collaboration with DTSC, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) developed fact sheets and technical support documents to inform property owners, the general public, and environmental professionals about how to recognize common chemicals used in a meth lab. • Ammonia • Iodine • Lithium • Sodium • Red Phosphorus • Coleman Fuel • Phosphine • Sodium Hydroxide • Hydrogen Chloride • Methamphetamine Pure iodine crystals, heated slightly, showing some solid iodine escaping directly to the air as obvious violet colored vapors. Because of this “sublimation” property, exposures include dermal contact with solid crystals and inhalation of vapors which may not be quite as visible as this at room temperature. Photographer, Charles Salocks. The fact sheets are in a succinct, graphical format and designed to help individuals, including rental property owners and members of the public who want to be able to quickly recognize potential chemicals of concern found in illegal metha