Public comment ends May 6 2014 on the 24 hr Air Monitoring Comparison Values (AMCV) for example Benzene, & Formaldehyde. They claim that the one hour and long term/chronic AMCV’s aren’t easily comparable to the air monitoring values from their air monitoring stations and their suma canisters. Whats weird is that TCEQ doesn’t screen for Formaldehyde (which is highly corrosive to the canisters).
Click here to see Texas Sharon’s first blog about Formaldehyde readings being higher than the Houston Ship Channel near Lake Arlington). I did some intense research on the history of the compressor stations near Lake Arlington in case you want to dive into that too.
What troubles me is that we live here long term near gas drilling activities, and endocrine disrupting constituents can happen to disturb hormones in parts per trillion….not parts per billion…to make things worse our city first responders use equipment (to decide if evacuations are needed) that is not sensitive enough because their readings are mostly in parts per million.
Please submit your comments and ask that Formaldehyde be screened for in shale drilling areas and also ask that screening levels be in parts per trillion to account for developing fetuses, children, and young adults that need healthy reproductive organs and glands, thanks.