Methamphetamine (also called meth, crystal, chalk, and ice, among other terms) is an extremely addictive stimulant drug that is chemically similar to amphetamine. It takes the form of a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder.

Methamphetamine contamination of the environment occurs when methamphetamine is use, distributed or manufactured. Methamphetamine production involves a number of very hazardous chemicals. Toxicity from these chemicals can remain in the environment around a methamphetamine production lab long after the lab has been shut down, causing a wide range of health problems for people living in the area.

This site provides some answers and resources for those seeking additional information regarding public health concerns resulting from methamphetamine use. This site particularly focuses on the impacts of methamphetamine contamination and the contamination resulting from methamphetamine production found in the environment, properties and homes. The information provided on this website does not supersede applicable state or local regulations.

Relevant state laws and rules are:

Utah Code (Title 19, Chapter 6, Part 9) Illegal Drug Operations Site Reporting and Decontamination Act (amended 2015)

Utah Code (Title 57, Chapter 27, Part 2) Disclosure of Methamphetamine Contaminated Property Act (enacted 2009)

Utah Rule (392-600) Illegal Drug Operations Decontamination Standards

The Environmental Epidemiology Program's Role: