International Chemical Safety Cards

CADMIUM OXIDE ICSC: 0117
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Cadmium monoxide
CdO
Molecular mass: 128.4
6 Harmful - Stow Away from Foodstuffs placard 6 Poison placard Marine Pollutant placard ICSC #    0117
CAS #     1306-19-0
RTECS # EV1925000
UN #        2570 (Cadmium compounds)
EC #         048-002-00-0
October 21, 2005 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Cough. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Symptoms may be delayed (see Notes).
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN

Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal cramps. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment Vacuum spilled material with special equipment or sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place.
Separated from food and feedstuffs . Store in an area without drain or sewer access.
Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Severe
marine pollutant.
Note: E
T+ symbol
N symbol
R: 45-26-48/23/25-62-63-68-50/53
S: 53-45-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: III
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0117 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

CADMIUM OXIDE ICSC: 0117
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
ODOURLESS BROWN CRYSTALS OR AMORPHOUS POWDER.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts violently with magnesium when heated causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: as Cd (total dust) 0.01 mg/m as TWA;
(respirable fraction)
0.002 mg/m as TWA; A2 (suspected human carcinogen); BEI issued; (ACGIH 2005).
MAK: (Inhalable fraction); skin absorption (H);
Carcinogen category: 1; Germ cell mutagen group: 3A;
(DFG 2005).
OSHA PEL*: 1910.1027 TWA 0.005 mg/m3 *Note: The PEL applies to all Cadmium compounds (as Cd).
NIOSH REL*: Ca See Appendix A *Note: The REL applies to all Cadmium compounds (as Cd).
NIOSH IDLH: Ca 9 mg/m3 (as Cd) See: IDLH INDEX


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the respiratory tract . May cause mechanical irritation to the eyes. Inhalation of the aerosol may cause lung oedema (see Notes). Exposure far above the OEL may result in death. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the kidneys and lungs , resulting in kidney impairment and tissue lesions . This substance is carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Sublimation point: (crystals) 1559C
Melting point (decomposes): (amorphous) 900-1000C
Density: 6.95 (amorphous); 8.15 (crystals)
g/cm
Solubility in water:
none
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in plants, in seafood. It is strongly advised that this substance does not enter the environment.
N O T E S
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation is therefore essential. Immediate administration of an appropriate inhalation therapy by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered. Do NOT take working clothes home.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT5-III
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0117 CADMIUM OXIDE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.