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Exposure Signs:

Teachers, day care staff, and other individuals, who work with or care for children exposed to chemicals associated with meth labs may, or may not, observe a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Watery eyes
  • Discharge from the eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye pain, including burning
  • Skin irritation and redness
  • Mild to severe burns on the skin
  • Sneezing and coughing
  • Difficult and labored breathing,
         shortness of breath
  • Congestion of the voice box
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Moderate to severe headache
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Dark colored urine
  • Fever
  • Decrease in mental status
  • Yellow jaundice
  • Hallucinations
  • Extreme irritability
  • Severe neglect

If you believe a child you know is being exposed to meth lab chemicals, or if a child tells you that drug-making is occurring in their home, please call 911 immediately and tell law enforcement personnel what you know.

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