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 www.michigan.gov/vaporintrusion.
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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