Illegal methamphetamine manufacturing lab in a bedroom.

Clandestine Drug Lab Decontamination

Illegal drug manufacture is commonly performed in residential dwellings, vehicles, travel trailers, motel rooms and remote campsites. Although the Washington State Department of Health establishes decontamination guidelines, Local Health Districts (LHD) regulate decontamination of impacted properties after law enforcement and Department of Ecology remove evidence and bulk hazardous chemicals. After law enforcement intervention, it becomes the responsibility of the property owner to retain a certified Clandestine Drug Lab Decontamination Contractor to perform decontamination activities to reduce residual chemical concentrations to acceptable levels. While preferred decontamination methods and sampling requirements are highly variable with each LHD, the genera