International Chemical Safety Cards

CADMIUM ACETATE ICSC: 1075
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Acetic acid, cadmium salt
Bis(acetoxy) cadmium
C4H6CdO4 / Cd(CH3CO2)2
Molecular mass: 230.50
6 Harmful - Stow Away from Foodstuffs placard 6 Poison placard Marine Pollutant placard ICSC #    1075
CAS #     543-90-8
RTECS # EU9800000
UN #        2570
EC #         048-001-00-5
April 18, 2007 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!

 •INHALATION Cough.
Closed system.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness.
Safety goggles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible).
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Separated from food and feedstuffs Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Marine pollutant.
Note: A
Xn symbol
N symbol
R: 20/21/22-50/53
S: 2-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: III
Signal: Danger
Excl mark-Health haz-Enviro
Harmful if swallowed
May cause genetic defects
May cause cancer
Causes damage to kidneys and bones through prolonged or repeated exposure
Very toxic to aquatic life
Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1075 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 ACETATE ICSC: 1075
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes of cadmium oxide.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: as Cd
(Respirable fraction)
0.002 mg/m³ as TWA; A2 (suspected human carcinogen); BEI issued (ACGIH 2008).
MAK: Cd (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 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:


EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the kidneys and bones, resulting in kidney impairment and osteoporosis (bone weakness).
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point: 255°C
Density: 2.34
g/cm³
Solubility in water: very good
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in plants and in seafood. It is strongly advised that this substance does not enter 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. Do NOT take working clothes home.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT5-II
Card has been partially updated in February 2009: see Occupational Exposure Limits, Packaging & labelling.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1075 CADMIUM ACETATE
(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.