While government efforts made it harder to produce meth here in America, there are a number of cooks who have found a way to circumvent the laws which has led to a rise in meth lab related injuries, HealthDay reports. Between 2001 and 2012, 162 people were injured in meth lab accidents. The findings come from a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study of five states.
The states include:
- New York
"This method involves shaking smaller amounts of precursor chemicals in a two-liter [half-gallon] plastic bottle, which frequently bursts, causing burns and environmental contamination," reported CDC lead investigator Dr. Natalia Melnikova.
The researchers write in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.