A recent presentation by Haley & Aldrich Senior Technical Specialist Mathew Raithel, “At facilities with subsurface contamination, what other chemicals may your workers be breathing?” explored overlooked vapor intrusion hazards in the workplace. Matt presented his research at the AIHce conference in Philadelphia in May 2018, focusing on how chemical concentrations in indoor air associated with vapor intrusion may be quite low compared to other airborne chemicals in the workplace. However, if subsurface vapor intrusion is occurring, exposure to these concentrations does contribute to overall worker exposure. Understanding potential chemical exposures associated with vapor intrusion provides additional important information when assessing overall worker exposure.
Read through Matt’s full set of slides here or by clicking the button below. You can also view Haley & Aldrich’s other AIHce presentations, Implications of indoor air background concentrations on health risks in buildings by Jay Peters and What’s that smell? Expanding the boundaries of the industrial hygienist by Tina Berceli-Boyle.