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TestAmerica Participates in a Joint Session on Indoor Vapor Intrusion at the 2010 Environmental Challenges and Innovations Conference


TestAmerica’s Air Product Manager, William Elcoate, will be participating in a joint session on Indoor Vapor Intrusion at the annual Environmental Challenges and Innovations Conference. The special session will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2010 in Houston, Texas.

The Indoor Vapor Intrusion Pathway (IVIP) will be presented in four modules to provide a comprehensive understanding of site investigations. Mr. Elcoate will share the session and his module will provide an overview on analytical testing for ambient, indoor air and soil gas. He will discuss the challenges of sample collection, analysis, and how they may impact data quality.

While Texas has not published rules or guidelines to specifically address the Indoor Vapor Intrusion Pathway, there has been a significant increase in interests for evaluating site investigations. The conference is held by the non-profit organization Texas Association of Environmental Professionals. For more information, please go to

Mr. Elcoate has over 20 years of experience in the environmental testing industry and is currently a technical and regulatory expert for TestAmerica’s Air Testing Program. He has been actively involved in Vapor Intrusion seminars across the nation. For more information or inquiries on Vapor Intrusion, please contact Mr. Elcoate through the Ask the Expert webpage on

About TestAmerica

TestAmerica is the leading environmental testing firm in the United States, including 36 laboratories and 31 service centers. TestAmerica provides innovative technical expertise and comprehensive analytical testing services. Specialty analyses include source and ambient air, aquatic toxicity, explosives, specialty organics, dioxins, drinking water, sediments and tissues, emerging contaminants, radiochemistry and mixed waste testing.

TestAmerica affiliate companies include EMLab P&K, the leader in analytical microscopy and indoor air quality; QED Environmental Systems, Inc., the leading supplier of groundwater sampling equipment and remediation pumping systems; TestAmerica Drilling Corp., provider of innovative environmental and geotechnical drilling; and TestAmerica Air Emissions Corp. (METCO Environmental), specializing in air emissions testing. TestAmerica currently employs nearly 2,800 professionals dedicated to exceptional service and solutions for our clients’ environmental testing needs.


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 indoor vapor intrusion
 soil gas
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