Illicit drug contamination

Houses that are used for smoking, growing or manufacturing illicit drugs may pose a potential health risk to current and future occupants. The health risk depends on the type of activity undertaken at the house.

Houses of concern include:

  • Clandestine laboratory (clan lab): a house, building or outdoor area used to manufacture or ‘cook’ meth (and sometimes other illegal drugs)
  • Illicit drug smoke houses: a residential house used to smoke methylamphetamine (meth) or other illicit drugs, but not manufacture them.
  • Grow houses: a house used to grow an illegal crop of cannabis (marijuana) for sale.

The following webpages provide information and guidance on the notification, risk management and remediation of clan labs, cannabis grow houses and drug smoke houses.

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