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Simple, Efficient, and Rapid Methods to Determine the Potential for Vapor Intrusion into the Home: Temporal Trends, Vapor Intrusion Forecasting, Sampling Strategies, and Contaminant Migration Routes

Citation

Schumacher, B., Zimmerman, J. H., Truesdale, R., Lutes, C., Cosky, B., Munoz, B., ... Hayes, H. (2015). Simple, Efficient, and Rapid Methods to Determine the Potential for Vapor Intrusion into the Home: Temporal Trends, Vapor Intrusion Forecasting, Sampling Strategies, and Contaminant Migration Routes. (Prepared for the U.S. EPA, Office of Research & Development, National Exposure Research Laboratory; No. EPA/600/R-15/070). Washington, DC: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Abstract

This third report, under EPA Contract EP-C-11-036, Task Order 013, examines the use radon and other variables; such as weather data changes in temperature and differential pressure between indoors and outdoors, as potential low-cost, easily monitored indicators of when to sample for vapor intrusion events and when to turn on the mitigation system to reduce vapor intrusion exposure to the residents. Select data trends through the years of study at this site are also presented.