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Evaluating Soil Vapor Intrusion in New York State

Originally webcast October 18, 2007

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.