Possibly the easiest, most common and dangerous ways of producing meth is a Shake and Bake, or One-Pot Method. As the name suggests, the one-pot method is when meth cooks can produce meth in one sealed container which is generally flipped upside-down to cause the reaction needed to turn several toxic ingredients into methamphetamine. This method generally produces meth in smaller quantity, but doesn’t make it any less dangerous.
The chemical reaction going on inside the container, which can be anything from a Coleman fuel can to a soft drink bottle, causes an extremely high amount of pressure to build up within the container after being shaken; this method can cause a pretty large explosion.
The biggest danger in relation to this method is the fact that it is fast and portable. So portable in fact, that it is most common to find people using this method to make meth in their vehicle. They generally drive around while the meth is being made to release the fumes and when the process is over, some 40 minutes later, they simply chuck the used container filled with toxic chemical residue out of the window. Aside from the environmental impact this has, it also poses a hazard to children that naturally want to explore and pick up the things they find.
Methamphetamine use causes a rise is the users body temperature, increased heartbeat, dilated pupils, excessive sweating, acne, body sores and impotence in males. Excessive use can cause more severe effects such as muscle breakdown, kidney damage, kidney failure, hyperthermia, cardiac arrest, stroke, brain damage and sometimes-even death.
Poor oral hygiene is a sign of meth abuse or addiction. The stimulating effects of crystal meth causes the user to clench and grind their teeth, and leads to decreased saliva production due to the high amounts of acid being produced. Tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss are all common physical signs of meth abuse.
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As meth labs have an enormous waste to product ratio, approximately 6 parts toxic runoff to every 1 part of saleable meth, any property, which has been used to cook or create meth, will likely be left in a toxic and hazardous state. The scene will remain toxic indefinitely until the proper remediation has been done.
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