Quantitative analysis of methamphetamine in hair of children removed from clandestine laboratories--evidence of passive exposure?

@article{Bassindale2012QuantitativeAO,
  title={Quantitative analysis of methamphetamine in hair of children removed from clandestine laboratories--evidence of passive exposure?},
  author={T A Bassindale},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2012},
  volume={219 1-3},
  pages={179-82}
}
In New Zealand many children have been removed from clandestine laboratories following Police intervention. In the last few years it has become standard procedure that these children have hair samples taken and these samples are submitted to the laboratory for analysis. There are various mechanisms for the incorporation of drugs into hair. The hair follicle has a rich blood supply, so any drug that may be circulating in the blood can be incorporated into the growing hair. Another mechanism is… CONTINUE READING

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