The term summa canister is trying to go the way of other product names that have become generic titles for their intended purpose, like Kleenex and Band Aids. The term summa canister is used in the environmental industry by many professionals to describe the sampling media used for air sampling prior to laboratory testing. There is, however, inherent risk in believing that summa canister is an acceptable term that defines all air sampling media for TO-15 projects.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has announced that it will be hosting workshops on the Volatilization to Indoor Air Pathway (VIAP) to provide guidance and training on Vapor Intrusion (VI). The MDEQ will be conducting four workshops throughout the state. The workshops will provide information on the concepts and fundamentals of VIAP, steps associated with investigations, collection and use of evidence, information on the USDA soil classification system, mitigation strategies, and VI sampling methodology and supplies.