Meth Labs Harmful to Officers

3-14-06 - The use of methamphetamine is proving to be a danger to more than those who use the drug and now it is being blamed for sickness and death in the officers that help fight against it.

Busting a meth lab can be unsafe situation and not only because of the people inside. OSHA is getting involved in Utah after an investigation uncovered 45 officers who became ill or even died after being exposed to the chemicals when busting a meth lab without the proper equipment.

It is necessary for officers to take precaution when working around meth labs because the chemicals that are used to cook the meth can be fatal.