Warren County Community Air Screen Results
Four air samples were collected in the city of Glens Falls and one sample was collected in the village of South Glens Falls. All samples were collected for 1-hour with a 6-liter sampling canister and analyzed using a laboratory method which evaluates the presence of 43 toxic air pollutants.
Only 16 toxic air pollutants were detected and all were well below the short-term health-based air concentration values. Therefore, the results would not be considered an immediate public health concern. Additionally, the results from the Glens Falls sampling are below the long-term health-based air concentration values and similar to monitoring concentrations found at other monitors in the DEC's ambient air monitoring network. Based on these two comparisons, DEC staff concluded that follow-up sampling will not be considered at this time.
In conclusion, this short-term screening assessment did not identify concentrations of toxic air pollutants that would be considered a public health concern. Additionally, the results do not indicate the need for follow-up sampling at this time.
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