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  • Jul
    08

    Two Year Old Ingested Toxic Chemicals Used to Produce Meth

    Two Year Old Ingested Toxic Chemicals Used to Produce Meth

    Street meth is so toxic and dangerous that it actually affects every organ in the body, including thoughts and behaviors when the drug is abused. Meth users have no clue what they're doing to themselves or the level of control the drug will have on them once they're addicted. Unfortunately the abuse of meth doesn't just have an impact on the user as we've seen in the news over and over again. Young children are equally in danger when parents use or manufacture meth.

    Not long ago an adorable toddler only two years old suffered severe burns to her lips, inside her mouth and to her esophagus after ingesting poisonous chemicals that were used to produce crystal meth according to beechtreenews.com. Around 6 hours after the incident took place, the mother and boyfriend finally brought the two year old to the hospital who then contacted Ohio County authorities of the situation. According to the report, the little girl was in "critical condition" and the child's mother and boyfriend were later arrested.

    It's sad but you don't have to be a meth user to be affected by the illegal drug, meth labs commonly explode, that's how a huge number of them are discovered by authorities to begin with. The chemicals used to cook meth are highly toxic and skin exposure alone can cause very serious burns. Breathing in the poisonous chemical vapors where meth is being produced can cause very serious respiratory problems as well as intoxication.

    It doesn't matter whether meth is cooked in a plastic pop bottle, a small scale "Mom and Pop" lab or in a large scale clandestine lab, the production of methamphetamine is dangerous to everyone living in or around it.



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