Vapor Intrusion Resources
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
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:
- Buncombe County Schools | Asheville, NC
- Bronx New Schools | New York City
- Center for Science and Mathematics | New York City
- Atlantic Highlands Elementary School | New Jersey
Toxicity of TCE & PCE
- From Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Control ToxFAQ for TCE Toxic Substances Portal for TCEToxFAQ for PERC (PCE)
- From USEPA Toxicity and Exposure Assessment for Children’s Health – TCE Chemical Summary PCE Hazard Summary TCE Hazard Summary
- From NIEHS Superfund Research Program Community Information Sheet on TCE | University of Arizona Superfund Research Program Qué es el TCE? | University of Arizona Superfund Research Program
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