Ambient air monitoring involves
the location of air sampling devices for the purpose of defining the
kind and quantity of toxic chemicals to which a community is being
exposed. Those devices collect a variety of gases, chemicals and
particulates in ambient air. In turn, laboratories analyze the
air samples for their precise content.
Examples of our ambient air monitoring projects include:
For more information about the Hobbs, New Mexico toxic chemical exposure problem, click here.
- Hobbs, New Mexico,
which involved an environmental evaluation of toxic chemical exposure
problems in a subdivision built on and adjacent to an oilfield.
Ambient air and indoor air samples were collected and
- Fallon, Nevada,
which involved an evaluation of elevated levels of mercury in the
ambient air linked to an estimated 7,100 metric tons of metallic
mercury released into the Carson River basin as a result of gold mining
operations in the late 19th century. Ambient air, indoor air, soil and
dust samples were collected and analyzed.
- Carousel Subdivision
in Carson, California, which involved an evaluation of toxic chemical
exposure problems in a community that was built on a former Shell tank
farm with little to no remediation in the 1960s.
Ambient air, indoor and outdoor air samples were collected and analyzed.
For more information about the Fallon, Nevada childhood leukemia cluster, see the ATSDR publication Air Exposure Pathway Assessment, Fallon Leukemia Cluster Investigation, February 12, 2003.
a 1962 aerial photo depicting the location of the Shell tank
farm on which the Carousel Subdivision was built, click here.
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