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Methamphetamine contaminated homes - a health risk?

Feb 26, 2021

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation have published an article titled “Methamphetamine contaminated homes - a health risk?” Sensational media coverage on ‘backyard meth labs’ has led to the emergence of predatory private businesses that conduct testing and then remediation services, often charging exorbitant fees in cases where there may only be very minor contamination that does not indicate expensive remediation services. This article from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation provides information on when a house should be tested (only when it is suspected or known that an active methamphetamine lab has been operated in the property) and what to do if you think a property needs testing.

If anyone in Queensland is concerned about methamphetamine contamination in a home, Queensland Health provides a testing service designed to be affordable, with reliable independent advice on remediation, if it is indicated. 

Go to the Queensland Health Forensic Scientific Services website for more information on the Queensland Health Clandestine Laboratory Remediation service.

Go to the Alcohol and Drug Foundation fact sheet on “Methamphetamine contaminated homes - a health risk?”