How can I reduce my exposure and my family’s exposure?
You can have the indoor air in your home tested to see what chemicals are in it. Professionals can test air using a variety of ways. They might collect a grab sample over a few minutes or a canister sample over hours or a day. The sample is sent to a laboratory to test for TCE and other volatile compounds; it usually takes a few weeks to get the results. They’re compared to guidelines to see if TCE is at a level that would be a concern for possible health effects from breathing the air. The results may be used by state or federal agencies to make clean-up decisions.