Vapor intrusion investigation has become a major topic of interest among environmentalists awareness increases over the possible sublime poisoning that most people may not be aware of. According to the ongoing research and investigation in this field, accidental and/or intentional release of certain volatile chemicals including petroleum products and solvents can result in contamination of ground water, soil and soil gas plumes. When the contaminated soil gas moves into buildings and houses, it constitutes what is known as vapor intrusion (VI). Occupants within the building may then be exposed to the heavily contaminated gases through inhalation.
Investigation procedures and guidelines on VI
Although the EPA already issued revised guidelines on the issue of vapor intrusion, there are ongoing investigations among private environmentalists and various organizations. The procedures involved in conduction vapor intrusion investigation are quite complex and the means of assessing potential exposure are still under development. However, there has been increasing awareness on this subject and many of the concerned bodies of consultants are only beginning to understand VI pathway.
Conducting VI evaluation for your building
One of the organizations that have been researching vapor intrusion for a long time now is EnviroForensics. They have been helping clients find solutions and management measures regarding the potential risk of VI exposure. Their experts are also members of the larger scientific research community, the body that is at the forefront of vapor intrusion investigation and analysis. They have also been part of VII for the last 10 years and exhibit profound knowledge in this area. AS the legal environmental bodies continue to develop guidelines for evaluation and screening, EnviroForensics can help you with risk assessment and compulsory responsibility associated with the presence of vapor intrusion close to your site. In the wake of this new concern, they can help you clear away worry by determining whether the risk level is associated with heavily impacted soil vapor or not.