Methamphetamine can cause acute and chronic illnesses and even death. There is also a risk for explosion and fire from the ingredients used to manufacture meth and other drugs. Chemicals used to “cook” meth and other drugs leave a hazardous residue that is formed during the cooking process that contaminates not only a structure, but may affect the plumbing, HVAC system, yard, well and septic tank. Meth use can also leave residue contamination throughout a home’s interior that will not dissipate over time. It needs to be professionally remediated. To learn more about the dangers of meth residue and other drugs in our country and around the world, see our Case Studies page or go to the Center for Decease Control at