These comments were originally shared by Public Lab Frontline Community Organizer Fellow @sarasage, follow along with their Val Verde air quality monitoring team project here: https://publiclab.org/wiki/vvamp
Preparing to use the Bucket Air Monitoring tool
Sara: We are very close to being able to use our bucket kits in the field and want to thank everyone who made a reliable kit based on the CBE buckets. This was the number one tool my community was searching for when were learning about air monitoring.
I want to add a few items that I have found useful when finding and working with a lab:
Questions to ask
Do you have a courier service or can you refer us to one? (Courier services will transport your air sample to the lab. A number of tests require that the sample be analyzed within 24 hours).
Can you give us copies of the chain of custody forms? Chain of custody forms are supplied by the lab and you will need to use their form.
Can you give us a list of the test/methods you perform, as well as a price list?
Original comments were made in response to this post: https://publiclab.org/notes/amocorro/05-12-2021/talk-recording-mobilizing-people-to-act-on-air-pollution-with-the-bucket-air-monitor-a-community-science-tool