One of the biggest issues complicating vapor intrusion investigations are suspect vapor intrusion compounds commonly present in indoor air from household goods and consumer products. In some cases, these background concentrations often exceed regulatory screening levels. These data can lead to additional remedial investigations and litigations. Current indoor air sampling methods do not differentiate the source of these compounds, resulting in costly investigations.
Our vapor intrusion specialists have developed a novel approach, greatly reducing the time and expense of vapor intrusion investigation, through the use of a portable gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GC/MS). This allows for near real-time identification and laboratory quantification of VOCs in air, soil, and water. The instrument has a scanning mode that allows for localization and identification of VOC sources within a remediation site, facility, or property. The instrument is person portable, and is easily transported from site-to-site by scientists for quick source verification.
Chemical vapor buried beneath contaminated sites were once considered harmless, but regulators have begun to revisit vapor intrusion after the potential for negative impacts to human health. CTEH® vapor intrusion experts can not only identify sources of vapor, but our toxicology team can accurately analyze their effects on human health. Our vapor intrusion human health experts are familiar with vapor intrusion guidance in every state. This is invaluable if you are dealing with potential vapor intrusion exposure on your property, your client, or your worksite.