The UNC SRP was pleased to host Lenny Siegel of the Center for Public Environmental Oversight (CPEO) and Kelly Pennell, from the University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center, at SciWorks on February 9, 2015, to respond to community questions about vapor intrusion of TCE (trichloroethylene) and PCE (tetrachloroethylene) at two schools in Winston-Salem, NC.

To further respond to community needs, we have compiled the following resources.

Video from Community Information Session

February 9, 2015 | SciWorks, Winston-Salem, NC
featuring Lenny Siegel, Kelly Pennell and Kathleen Gray
Part 1 | Part 2

Fact sheets and case studies

Understanding Vapor Intrusion

Basic information on vapor intrusion | USEPA  Guidance on vapor intrusion | NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources   The Center for Public Environmental Oversight website has several resources and case studies on vapor intrusion, including those listed below:

  1. Stakeholder’s guide to vapor intrusion
  2. Vapor intrusion reports and case studies

School Projects

Toxicity of TCE & PCE

Other resources

Important information about Trichloroethylene (TCE) in residential indoor air
Communication from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection on TCE exposure to people in whose homes TCE has been found.

What is a health study and why would you want one? | Boston University Superfund Research Program

Measuring vapor intrusion to estimate underground concentration | NIEHS Research Brief, Brown University Superfund Research Program

Developments toward low-cost, unattended vapor intrusion monitoring | NIEHS Research Brief, Seacoast Science

Phytoremediation of pollutants using transgenic plants | University of Washington Superfund Research Program

From Exposure to Illness: Community Health Studies and Environmental Contamination | Site Assessment Section, Environmental Health Investigations Branch, California Department of Public Health |  ESPAÑOL