Drug use and manufacture can contaminate homes


Drug use and manufacture can result in significant chemical contamination on surfaces within properties.


These residues can remain on surfaces for a long time.


It’s not just illicit substances, indoor tobacco smoking, which is prohibited in many rental agreements, can also cause nicotine and other contaminants to deposit onto surfaces within homes.




Many people use drugs


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What does this mean for me?

Health


Living in a house contaminated with drug residues may result in clinically observable health effects.


financial

Drug impacted homes can result in significant and unexpected finical costs associated with cleaning and remediation.

legal

Landlords who provide contaminated and unsafe homes may be breaching the law. Occupants who suffer health effects may also initiate legal claims.