Question: What are different ways to collect respirable dust samples for analysis?

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warren asked on January 26, 2018 00:11
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I've seen filters, swabs, sticky pads... what are some options, and pros/cons of each type?

In particular, what is the easiest way to collect a sample, if you're looking for something like 3-5 micron particles of respirable silica?



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This is similar to the question I posted here. Has a couple resources on it now: https://publiclab.org/questions/warren/11-30-2017/what-are-some-ways-to-collect-dust-or-particulate-samples-for-analysis

Ack! Indeed, and oops. I'll mark this as an answer. Sometimes this happens on GitHub and we should think about ways to help with duplicated questions! Thanks!!!


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