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MDEQ and MDHHS release video on vapor intrusion for homeowners

What is Vapor Intrusion? Video imageMarch 27, 2019

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) have released a new video to help homeowners learn more about vapor intrusion. The video details both potential causes, as well as the actions to take if a homeowner suspects that vapor intrusion issues exist.

Unresolved chemicals spills are cited in the video as a potential cause of vapor intrusion. Vapors from lingering chemicals can spread through the ground and enter a home through cracks in the foundation or through a sump system. To identify vapor intrusion problems, testing is required on the property where the issue is suspected.

To watch the video and learn more about vapor intrusion visit

If you have questions about chemical spills, call the MDEQ at 1-800-662-9278. If you have questions about health effects from chemical exposure, call the MDHHS at 1-800-648-6942.


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