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What’s vapor intrusion?

Updated: Mar 16, 2021

If you work in development, real estate, commercial or industrial facilities, or follow environmental issues, you’ve likely heard of vapor intrusion, or VI. Vapors from volatile contaminants, like gasoline and dry cleaning solvents, can make their way into buildings through holes or cracks in floors or foundations. Even if your site has been “cleaned”, residual contaminant vapors in the soil and groundwater can enter your facility. When vapors capable of threatening human health are identified on your site, mitigation systems can be installed to mitigate exposure for both new and existing buildings.

We produced a short video to demonstrate how vapors – even from an off-site source – can infiltrate buildings, and how people (and pets) can be protected.


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