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Petroleum Vapor Intrusion (PVI) Compendium


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This PVI compendium provides links to resources that contain information about PVI. Please use the tabs at the top of the pages to navigate through the PVI compendium. The resources below provide introductory information.

Overview Of PVI

Vapor intrusion occurs when vapor-phase contaminants migrate from subsurface sources into buildings. One type of vapor intrusion is PVI, in which vapors from petroleum hydrocarbons such as gasoline, diesel, or jet fuel enter a building. The intrusion of contaminant vapors into indoor spaces is of concern due to potential threats to safety (e.g., explosive concentrations of petroleum vapors or methane) and possible adverse health effects from inhalation exposure to toxic chemicals.

PVI Guide

PVI Database

PVI Technical Supporting Documents

Additional Vapor Intrusion Resources

For additional information about EPA's PVI efforts, please contact Hal White at white.hal@epa.gov.

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