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What is Vapor Intrusion?
Vapor intrusion is an ailment that can affect numerous buildings that we come into contact with on a day to day basis including: residences, businesses, hotels, and even schools. We may not know that our headache could be from hazardous vapors trapped inside the building, or that dizziness or lethargy brought on by a certain area of the building can in fact, be caused by the indoor air quality. "Sick Building Syndrome" is a term used when building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building. A 1984 World Health Organization Committee report suggested that up to 30 percent of new and remodeled buildings worldwide may be the subject of excessive complaints related to indoor air quality (IAQ).
Vapor intrusion is the migration of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's), which have a high vapor pressure and low water solubility and are present in contaminated soils or groundwater, into buildings. Volatile organic compounds are produced and used in the manufacture of fuels, paints, pharmaceuticals, and refrigerants. VOC's are typically industrial solvents, paint thinners, dry cleaning fluid (Trichloroethylene, TCE), Tetrachloroethylene (PCE), fuel, oxygenates (Methyl tert-butyl ether, MTBE), or by-products from chlorination.
RAdata can help
RAdata, Inc. has been successfully assessing Environmental issues and providing remedial solutions since 1984. Our staff is dedicated to quality, integrity and services and handles all of our clients need promptly and professionally. We have established an excellent reputation with people who put their faith and trust in our abilities. We have the expertise understanding of the science of buildings and the mechanics of soil gas migration, to provide total solutions to issues arising from vapor intrusion.
In this current climate, local communities and developers in the process of land acquisition of environmentally impaired properties or Brownfield sites face unique challenges and significant environmental liabilities. Contaminated vapor intrusion will continue to present human risks on both existing and planned facilities. RAdata, Inc. will use a partnership approach of owners and technical professionals working proactively to provide guidance, strategies and solutions to both minimize health risk and meet all of your business objectives.
Impact of Vapor Intrusion
Vapor intrusion concerns are not simply an artifact of one-time media coverage. Lawsuits claiming adverse health effects as a result of indoor vapor intrusion are becoming more common and are on the rise. Government agencies with increased participation are beginning to enforce requirements regarding development, as well as treatment of existing buildings, on contaminated sites. This current environment requires an experienced professional team that can work hand in hand with real estate developers, government officials, architects, and engineers in assessing potential vapor intrusion risk where it exists and applying measures necessary to assure the production of a safe building environment.
Vapor Intrusion: A Practical Guide