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Ion mobility spectrometry as a tool in evaluating the efficacy of cleaning protocol for clandestine methamphetamine laboratory remediation.
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PMID:  23199203     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) is frequently used to gauge the success of remediation in clandestine methamphetamine laboratory sites due to portability of the instrument. In most cases, remediation involves some form of surface cleaning, followed by assaying using IMS to detect residual contaminants. However, the effectiveness of this cleaning approach has not been systematically evaluated nor has the effect of residual cleaner on IMS response. In this study, various building materials were exposed to a solution of methamphetamine followed by a series of cleaning cycles with a commercially available detergent, Simple Green. We found that cleaning using Simple Green requires exhaustive efforts; therefore, other cleaning agents should be explored that might be able to achieve a non-detectable IMS signal with less effort.
Authors:
Holly McCall; Jordan Moran; Brittany Yeager; Suzanne Bell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1545-9632     ISO Abbreviation:  J Occup Environ Hyg     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101189458     Medline TA:  J Occup Environ Hyg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  26-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
a Department of Chemistry , West Virginia University , Morgantown , West Virginia.
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