Traditionally, industrial hygienist sampling has primarily used calibrated sampling pumps and a sampling train. Advances in the field have added the option of using passive sampling badges for some chemical hazards. Discuss any personal experience you have using each type sampling method. If you do not have experience with the methods, discuss your opinions about the pros and cons of the methods based on your readings for this unit.
(Note: That means you will read the info in the text and in the Unit guide and form an informed opinion on choices of sampling train or passive sampling. Providing an example would help, check the literature and find a sampling badge to compare with the use of a sampling train, if you like. Reference the source of that info, if might be a manufacturer web page-SKC and 3M are examples of companies who sell passive dosimeters).
If you were performing sampling in a facility you are familiar with, which method(s) would you prefer to use, and why?
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