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How to take a personal monitoring diffusive sample
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How to take a personal monitoring diffusive sample

Diffusive (or passive) sampling is widely used for monitoring personal exposure (e.g. to chemicals in the workplace), for large-scale environmental studies, and for indoor air monitoring.

By eliminating the requirement for a pump, passive sampling makes it easier and cheaper to collect the large number of samples required in many large-scale air monitoring programmes.

Passive devices are also unobtrusive, meaning the wearer is more likely to forget the sampler is present, and so behave normally.

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