What’s the Difference Between Particle Counters and the Government Machines?

The way government (BAM) machines:
It work is that they use a source of carbon 14 that emits beta particles. Then they measure how many of those beta particles make it through a dirty filter and to a detector. They then use those numbers to estimate the weight of those particles (micrograms).
Laser particle counters:
In contrast, laser particle counters many of us used at home use a laser and a photo diode sensor to estimate the number of particles in the air. I don’t see why the weight should be any more important than the number. They’re both telling you how much particulate pollution is in the air.

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