Superfund Research Program
Indoor Air Concentration Dynamics and Vapor Intrusion
Project Leader: Eric M. Suuberg
Grant Number: P42ES013660
Funding Period: 2009-2021
News Items List
Using Field Data and Numerical Modeling to Assess Vapor Intrusion Risk
Research Brief - May 2016
A recent Superfund Research Program (SRP) study reveals that measurements of chemical concentrations in groundwater may not be a good indicator of whether the chemicals are seeping into buildings and contaminating indoor air. The findings provide insight into how an approach incorporating multiple lines of evidence, including soil gas measurements and a 3-D model, can be used to better evaluate exposure risks from vapor intrusion into homes and buildings.
Measuring Vapor Intrusion to Estimate Underground Contamination
Research Brief - October 2014
Scientists from the Brown University Superfund Research Program (Brown SRP) have taken a step toward providing a simpler, accurate screening method to determine whether chemicals in underground sources are seeping into buildings and contaminating indoor air.