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Illegal drug laboratories


Clandestine drug laboratories (clan labs) are places where illegal drugs have been manufactured. These are often found in domestic rental properties, commercial or industrial properties and in hotel and motel accommodation.

During the manufacture of these drugs toxic gases and aerosols are produced. These chemicals can be absorbed by items such as flooring, walls, furnishings, fittings and personal effects (for example clothing and books). Poor chemical waste disposal may also result in soil contamination in the yard at a clan lab site.

Even after removal of all dangerous chemicals and equipment, chemical contamination can remain at the property.