Clandestine Laboratories – Methamphetamine Residues
According to the Australian Crime Commission’s Illicit Drug Data Report, more than 740 clandestine drug laboratories were detected during 2013-14 and increase of more than 95% over the past decade. Regulatory authorities have recognised that the residues and contamination from these operations can lead to adverse health and environmental effects for the community and families that may unknowingly be living in or near a former meth lab. As such the Clandestine Drug Laboratory Remediation Guidelines was developed and the “four phased approach” was adopted at a national level to help mitigate the health hazards former meth labs pose:
1. Trigger for assessment;
2. Preliminary assessment and action;
3. Site assessment and remediation; and
AMAL provides field testing kits and a multi-residue analytical service in line with NIOSH 9111 with state of the art LC/MS/MS analysis to consultants and the public needing to undertake testing during phases 3 and 4.
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Meth Test Kits
AMAL offers an easy to use home/field meth (ice) test kit. The kit contains all you need to perform sampling yourself at home. Just follow the instructions, then send the samples back to the laboratory in the included return envelope for analysis. Please contact us now on (03) 9544 4111 for your FREE TEST KIT.
AMAL also has extensive experience in analysing other potential hazards associated with clandestine drug labs such as:
- VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) such as organic solvents used during production which include Toluene, benzene, xylenes and Ether.
- Lead and Mercury
- Mineral acids
- Hydrogen Chloride
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