International Chemical Safety Cards

CADMIUM SULFIDE ICSC: 0404
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Cadmium monosulphide
Cadmium sulphide
Cadmium monosulfide
CdS
Molecular mass: 144.5
6 Harmful - Stow Away from Foodstuffs placard 6 Poison placard Marine Pollutant placard ICSC #    0404
CAS #     1306-23-6
RTECS # EV3150000
UN #        2570
EC #         048-010-00-4
April 18, 2007 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Water spray, powder.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!

 •INHALATION Cough.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible).
 •INGESTION Diarrhoea. Nausea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from strong oxidants, strong acids, food and feedstuffs. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
Severe marine pollutant.
Note: E
For preparations,
Note: 1
T symbol
N symbol
R: 45-22-48/23/25-62-63-68-53
S: 53-45-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: III
Signal: Danger
Health haz
May cause cancer
Causes damage to kidneys, bones and respiratory tract through prolonged or repeated exposure
May cause long lasting harmful effects to aquatic life
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0404 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 SULFIDE ICSC: 0404
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
LIGHT YELLOW OR ORANGE CRYSTALS OR YELLOW TO BROWN POWDER.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic fumes including sulfur oxides. Reacts with strong oxidants. Reacts with acids forming toxic gas (hydrogen sulfide).

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: as Cd
(Respirable fraction)
as TWA; 0.002 mg/m³ A2 (suspected human carcinogen); BEI issued (ACGIH 2007).
MAK: Cd & inorganic compounds (Inhalable fraction) skin absorption (H);
Carcinogen category: 1; Germ cell mutagen group: 3A
(DFG 2006).


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, especially if powdered.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
May cause mechanical irritation to the eyes.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the kidneys, bones, and respiratory tract , resulting in kidney impairment, osteoporosis (bone weakness), and chronic inflammation of the respiratory tract. ta on this substance (EU repr cat 3 R62,R63).
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Sublimation point: 980°C
Density: 4.8
g/cm³
Solubility in water: none
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur along the food chain, for example in plants and in seafood. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment because it persists in the environment.
N O T E S
There is little information on the effects of this compound. Health effects are here mainly based on the studies of other cadmium compounds. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. Welding and soldering of surfaces treated with cadmium sulfide release highly toxic cadmium oxide which may cause acute lung injury (see ICSC 0117 - cadmium monoxide). Do NOT take working clothes home. Cadmium golden 366, Cadmium lemon yellow, Cadmium orange, Cadmium primrose 819, Cadmium yellow 10G conc., Cadmium yellow conc. primrose, Cadmopur golden yellow N, Cadmopur yellow, Capsebon, Ferro lemon yellow are trade names.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0404 CADMIUM SULFIDE
(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.