Infignos Media -- buyersUSA Consulting
NOW PLAYING
15 Radio Streams
Click Here
Tangible Investment Group
Advertise Here

From Banking and Financial Services - Real Estate

Brought to you by East Alabama Regional Planning Commission

Quintard Tower, Suite 300 1130 Quintard Avenue,Anniston, AL 36201 Phone Toll Free - 800-239-6741,Local - 256-237-6741,Fax - 256-237-6763

Body Image



$6 Million Worth of Methamphetamine Seized in Los Angeles

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:51:59 EST

More than 160 pounds of methamphetamine were seized from two homes in Van Nuys and Pomona, CA this week, reports NBC. Authorities said that the drugs have a value of approximately $2 million wholesale, with a street value of $6 million.
 
Chemicals, packaging materials, scales, and other equipment were found at the two homes, where teams spent over 24 hours cleaning up the hazardous materials in the meth labs.
 
During the illegal production of meth, properties will often become contaminated with hazardous chemicals. Common household chemicals used in meth labs include flammable and volatile solvents such as methanol, ether, methylene chloride, and trichloroethane to name a few. Other common chemicals may include muriatic acid, sodium hydroxide, table salt, and ammonia.
 
Carpeting, wallboard, ceiling tile, furniture and fabric can absorb spilled or vaporized chemicals. Outdoor disposal sites may also become contaminated and require extensive cleanup.
 
The chemicals used to 'cook' methamphetamine illegally pose significant health threats to anyone near the meth lab. Short-term exposures to high concentrations of the chemicals can cause lung damage and burns, while long-term exposure to low concentrations can cause cancer and damage to the central nervous system, liver, or kidneys.
 
'Methamphetamine production and use is still a widespread problem in the United States,' states Scott Van Etten, CIH, EMSL Analytical's National Director of Industrial Hygiene. 'EMSL, a DEA licensed laboratory, has received increasing requests to test for methamphetamine, as well as the hazardous contaminants found in and around illegal meth labs.'
 
'EMSL also offers sampling supplies, such as the Meth Wipe Kit, to help home inspection professionals and homeowners test for toxic chemicals.'
 
For more information on EMSL's testing services, please contact EMSL at (800) 220-3675, visit www.EMSL.com, or email info@EMSL.com.
 
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a full service testing company providing quality lab services under the same private ownership since 1981. Including the corporate lab facility in Cinnaminson, NJ, EMSL Analytical operates over thirty laboratories nationwide in the US and Canada. We provide analytical services for environmental, indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene, forensics and materials science, consumer products, food safety, PCR, pharmaceutical, asbestos, lead, and radiological samples. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies. Please see our website for a complete listing of accreditations.


Source: WebWire



From Our Blogs

Fun DIY Projects for Back to School

Personalizing and accessorizing school supplies, lockers and work spaces can be a simple antidote.

Tips to Save for College

More than a few households are coping with “sticker shock” when it comes to higher education costs.

$17.33 Per Hour = Happiness?

New Research Shows Happiness Doesn't Increase over $69,300 in Alabama

Help Kids Stay Organized for a Fresh Start this School Year

By studying smarter, staying organized and keeping motivated, students can learn to juggle it all.


Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our Website Sponsors

Sunny King Toyota

Sunny King Toyota has received almost as many accolades as our Toyotas,including more than 25 prestigious industry awards from Toyota and Southeast Toyota. Stop by to see how all of this can benefit you! 2570 US Hwy 78 E, Anniston.1-800-365-3001

Allstate Insurance- Jerry McCullers

As a Personal Financial Representative in Anniston, I know many local families and can help with all of your insurance needs. Call me at 256-237-1100.

Sunny King Honda

Come in for special pricing and financing. Special APR as low as 0.9%. 2580 US Highway 78 East, Anniston. 256-343-4216. www.SunnyKingHonda.com.

ERA King Real Estate

We bring the world to Alabama's doorstep. Offices in Birmingham, Anniston, Gadsden, and Lincoln. Call us at 256-831-5656 or visit us at eraking.com.

Artificial Limb & Brace

At Artificial Limb & Brace Center, it is our mission to provide people with orthotic and prosthetic services and products using the most reliable technology to give them the best results possible. Call us at 256-236-2562.