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Nuisance Dust and PM-10 / TSP

Category Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Lab Services
Test Nuisance Dust and PM-10 / TSP
Description

Nuisance and Respirable dust is a gravimetric technique that calculates the total or respirable fraction of dust in air samples.  Several methodologies are utilized including NIOSH 0500 (Total Dust) and NIOSH 0600 (Respirable Dust) as well as the 40CFR Part 50 App. J - Particulate Matter (PM10) and the 40CFR Part 50 App. B – Suspended Particulate Matter (TSP).

The NIOSH methods use pre-weighted 5.0m Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) filters. Air sample volumes for personnel monitoring are acquired using 1.5 to 2.5 liters per minute during the persons work cycle.  Area monitoring is best performed at 10 lpm for a total volume of greater than 1,500 liters.

The PM10 and TSP methods use pre-weighted 8" X 10" quartz fiber filters.  Air sample volumes and flow rates vary by sampler manufacturer and environmental condition.

CAS Number 71-43-2
Test Type Single
Test Prefix
Test Benzene
Synonym(s) Benzol; CyloheXatriene
Method NIOSH 1500
Matrices Badge
Group Package BTEX Profile; Hydrocarbon, Aromatic Profile; Organic Scan Profile
Cinnaminson New Jersey - Corporate Lab (IH LAB 28)  100194
Huntington Beach California (LAB 33) 101650
Indianapolis Indiana (LAB 16) 157245
Charlotte (Pineville) North Carolina (LAB 41) 192283
Minneapolis (New Hope) Minnesota (LAB 10) 101103
Toronto Ontario Canada (LAB 55) X
Chromotography Type / Detector GC-FID
OSHA PEL or Other Value in mg/m3 3.19
OSHA PEL or Other Value in µg/m3 3190
OSHA PEL or Other Value in ppm 1.00
OSHA or Most Relevant OEL Notes 1 ppm OSHA PEL TWA 5 ppm OSHA STEL 0.1 ppm NIOSH REL TWA 0.5 ppm ACGIH TLV TWA
Sampling Instructions / Interferences Routine, Store Cold (5C) Interferences: alcohols, ketones, ethers, halogenated hydrocarbons
Method link https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2003-154/pdfs/1500.pdf https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2003-154/pdfs/1501.pdf
Molecular Weight - grams/mol 78.11
Reporting Limits (Field Blank Limit) ug/sample 2.2
LOQ (ug/sample based on media)/sample 8.8
Default Reporting Units ppm

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