Journal of Environment and Health Science
Go Greener with Passive Sampler and Beyond
Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
Chang-Er Chen, Research Associate, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom, Tel: 44(0)1524 593300; E-Mail: email@example.com
Chen, C.-E., Go Greener with Passive Sampler and beyond. (2015) J Environ Health Sci 1(1): 1-2.
© 2015 Chen, C.-Er. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
KeywordsPassive sampler; PPCPs; Persistent organic pollutants; Environmental monitoring
Thousands of chemicals are commercially produced throughout the world and the total number increases each year. Environmental monitoring is required to access their release to and exposure and effects in the environment. Traditional sampling approaches such as grab and automatic samplings are time/cost consuming and labour intensive. While passive sampling approach can save lot of time and cost in terms of giving a time weighed average (TWA) concentration. Herein we gave an introduction of passive sampler and briefly discussed the necessity of passive sampler and what information that passive sampler can offer. Then we concluded that passive sampling can be a greener way in environmental monitoring and should be paid more attention to particularly for the emerging pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs).