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Cadmium fume (as Cd)

Synonyms & Trade Names
CdO: Cadmium monoxide, Cadmium oxide fume
Cd: Cadmium
CAS No.
1306-19-0 (CdO)
RTECS No.
EV1930000 (CdO)
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
CdO/​Cd
Conversion
IDLH
Ca [9 mg/m3 (as Cd)]
See: IDLH INDEX
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;
OSHA ID121 , ID125G , ID189 , ID206
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Odorless, yellow-brown, finely divided particulate dispersed in air. [Note: See listing for Cadmium dust for properties of Cd.]
MW:
128.4
BP:
Decomposes
MLT: 2599°F
Sol:
Insoluble
VP:
0 mmHg (approx)
IP:
NA
Sp.Gr:
8.15 (crystalline form)/6.95 (amorphous form)
Fl.P:
NA
UEL:
NA
LEL:
NA
Noncombustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Not applicable
Exposure Routes
inhalation
Symptoms
pulmonary edema, dyspnea (breathing difficulty), cough, chest tightness, substernal (occurring beneath the sternum) pain; headache; chills, muscle aches; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; emphysema, proteinuria, anosmia (loss of the sense of smell), mild anemia; [potential occupational carcinogen]
Target Organs
respiratory system, kidneys, 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)


Breathing: Respiratory support
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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