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    Children Hospitalized Recently Due to Meth Exposure

    Children Hospitalized Recently Due to Meth Exposure

    Chemicals that are used when producing meth are extremely toxic and dangerous and not just to the people that manufacture the illegal drug. It doesn't matter how large or small the illegal production of meth is, exposure to any of the toxic chemicals used to cook meth can cause serious health problems, burns and even death. Just breathing in the vapors from chemicals used when cooking meth can cause breathing problems, coughing, chest pains, dizziness and irritation of the nose, eyes and throat.

    If any of the toxic ingredients should come in contact with a person's skin it can cause critical skin burns as well.

    The production of meth is hazardous no matter how the drug is illegally manufactured. Children are often exposed to the dangerous chemicals that are used to cook meth because it doesn't take a huge laboratory to produce the illegal drug anymore. Small one-pot methods are found in homes, mobile homes, apartments, garages and even in vehicles where children are often exposed to these toxic chemicals.

    Just recently reported that a "meth bust" resulted in five arrests in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The meth bust took place in an apartment where authorities also found 2 children that needed to be hospitalized due to chemical burns because of their exposure to the toxic fumes.

    Another recent meth lab incident in Shelby County involves a 1 year old that suffered serious burns on the child's body due to meth exposure and had to be transported to the hospital via "Lifesaver Helicopter" according to the Shelby County Reporter. Drain cleaner is believed to be responsible for the serious burns the one year old was suffering from which led to the arrests of two people.

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