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Cadmium dust (as Cd)

Synonyms & Trade Names
Cadmium metal: Cadmium
Other synonyms vary depending upon the specific cadmium compound.
CAS No.
7440-43-9 (metal)
RTECS No.
EU9800000 (metal)
DOT ID & Guide
2570 154 (cadmium compound)
Formula
Cd (metal)
Conversion
IDLH
Ca [9 mg/m3 (as Cd)]
See: 7440439
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
*: Ca See Appendix A [*Note: The REL applies to all Cadmium compounds (as Cd).]
OSHA PEL
*: [1910.1027] TWA 0.005 mg/m3 [*Note: The PEL applies to all Cadmium compounds (as Cd).]
Measurement Methods

NIOSH 7048 , 7300 , 7301 , 7303 , 9102;
OSHA ID121 , ID125G , ID189 , ID206
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Metal: Silver-white, blue-tinged lustrous, odorless solid.
MW:
112.4
BP:
1409°F
MLT: 610°F
Sol:
Insoluble
VP:
0 mmHg (approx)
IP:
NA
Sp.Gr:
8.65 (metal)
Fl.P:
NA
UEL:
NA
LEL:
NA
Metal: Noncombustible Solid in bulk form, but will burn in powder form.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers; elemental sulfur, selenium & tellurium
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion
Symptoms
pulmonary edema, dyspnea (breathing difficulty), cough, chest tightness, substernal (occurring beneath the sternum) pain; headache; chills, muscle aches; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; anosmia (loss of the sense of smell), emphysema, proteinuria, mild anemia; [potential occupational carcinogen]
Target Organs
respiratory system, kidneys, prostate, blood
Cancer Site
[prostatic & lung cancer]
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: No recommendation
Eyes: No recommendation
Wash skin: Daily
Remove: No recommendation
Change: Daily
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

(See Appendix E)

NIOSH

At concentrations above the NIOSH REL, or where there is no REL, at any detectable concentration:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator with an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
Click here for information on selection of N, R, or P filters.
Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0020   See MEDICAL TESTS: 0035
 
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