This International Standard specifies a procedure for the use of quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass
spectrometry (ICP-MS) for analysing test solutions prepared from samples of airborne particulate matter
collected as specified in ISO 15202-1. Method development, performance checks, and a routine analysis
method are specified.
Test solutions for analysis by this International Standard are prepared as specified in ISO 15202-2.
This International Standard is applicable to the assessment of workplace exposure to metals and metalloids
for comparison with limit values (see e.g. EN 689, ASTM E1370).
The following is a non-exclusive list of metals and metalloids for which limit values have been set (see
Reference ) and for which one or more of the sample preparation methods specified in ISO 15202-2 and
the analytical procedure described in this International Standard are applicable. However, there is no
information available on the effectiveness of any of these sample preparation methods for those elements
listed in italics.