PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY CONCERNING FENTANYL AND FENTANYL-LACED SUBSTANCES

Healthy Homes - Methamphetamine

Why is Methamphetamine a health issue?

The abuse and manufacture of illegal methamphetamine continues to be a statewide problem in Tennessee. Law enforcement agencies across the state continue to discover places where meth has been made ranging from single-family homes, rental properties, hotel and motel rooms, automobiles and other vehicles.  No matter where these laboratories are created or used, they all leave behind hazardous residue, which poses a threat to human health. In many cases, this methamphetamine residue renders a property 'Unsafe for Human Use' and can be found on hard surfaces, like walls, furniture, appliances and ceiling fans, and soft surfaces, such as carpets, drapes, bedding, clothing, and toys.

Additional resources

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)
Meth Contamination
www.tn.gov/environment/article/sw-lead-hazard-program

Tennessee Dangerous Drug Task Force
Meth & Pharmaceutical Task Force
http://www.rid-meth.org

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Voluntary Guidelines for Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup:
www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/leadpdfe.pdf

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Methamphetamine
https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/methamphetamine