Evaluating Soil Vapor Intrusion
in New York State
Krista Anders, PhD
New York State Department of Health
Soil vapor intrusion, the process by which volatile chemicals move from a subsurface source into the indoor air of overlying buildings, has recently emerged as a public health concern at many hazardous waste sites throughout New York State and across the Country. This program will provide an overview of soil vapor intrusion as well as insight into how public health and environmental officials are evaluating and addressing exposures related to soil vapor intrusion.
Upon completion of this broadcast, the audience should be able to:
- Provide a basic overview of what soil vapor intrusion is and why it is an issue.
- Describe New York State's general approach to evaluating and addressing soil vapor intrusion.
- Identify key differences between New York State's approach and those of other State and Federal agencies.
- Describe materials that have been developed by New York State related to this issue and where these materials can be obtained.
Originally broadcast October 18, 2007
For the purposes of providing continuing education credits, this program was reviewed in July, 2009 and renewed until July, 2010.
School of Public Health, University at Albany, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity has been assigned code 6VKSFE-PRV-06-125 and has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.
School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the MSSNY to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).TM Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.