Figure 3. Modified workstation with half-height drum
to scoop powder.
reliance on standards based on older technology. I agree that, in
the short term, VEM will not replace integrated sampling where
methods are published and standardized. But until those methods
are changed, VEM is a valuable tool that provides better results
when used in tandem with traditional sampling protocols.
INSIGHT | DEPARTMENT
James D. McGlothlin, MPH, PhD, CPE, is director of the graduate program in occu-pationalandenvironmentalhealthsciencesatPurdueUniversity,SchoolofHealth
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