Kings County Community Air Screen Results - Prospect Park Quiet Skies & SAVE Bed Stuyvesant Community Organization
Two air samples were collected in the Prospect Park community. 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.
1,2-Dibromoethane was detected at a concentration higher than short-term concentrations found at other locations in the State. This air toxic is difficult to measure reliably and the reported result is very close to the method detection limit. No short-term guideline concentration has been developed for 1,2-dibromoethane because exposures to concentrations associated with short-term health effects are not expected to occur due to current use restrictions. An evaluation of monitoring concentrations from the nearest DEC ambient air toxics monitor (one mile from the sample location) reports an annual average below the long-term health-based air concentration value.
In conclusion, thirty-eight 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 a potential health threat or an immediate public health concern. The results also are below or near an order of magnitude of the long-term health-based air concentration values and similar to concentrations found in the DEC's ambient air monitoring network. Based on these comparisons DEC staff concluded that follow-up sampling will not be considered at this time.
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