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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Cadmium oxide fume

RTECS #

EV1930000

CAS #

Updated

July 2014

Molecular Weight

128.40

Molecular Formula

CdO

Synonyms

Cadmium fume
Cadmium oxide fume (ACGIH:OSHA)

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/Dog lethal concentration (50 percent kill): 4000 mg/m3/10MJIHTAB 29,279,1947
inhalation/guinea pig lethal concentration (50 percent kill): 3500 mg/m3/10MJIHTAB 29,279,1947
inhalation/human Lowest published lethal concentration: 2500 mg/m3JIHTAB 29,279,1947
inhalation/man lowest published toxic concentration: 8630 µg/m3/5HLung, Thorax, or Respiration: Cough

Lung, Thorax, or Respiration: Dyspnea

Lung, Thorax, or Respiration: Cyanosis
BJIMAG 23,292,1966
inhalation/monkey lethal concentration (50 percent kill): 15000 mg/m3/10MJIHTAB 29,279,1947
inhalation/mouse Lowest published lethal concentration: 700 mg/m3/10MJIHTAB 29,279,1947
inhalation/rabbit lethal concentration (50 percent kill): 2500 mg/m3/10MJIHTAB 29,279,1947
inhalation/rat lethal concentration (50 percent kill): 500 mg/m3/10MJIHTAB 29,279,1947
inhalation/woman Lowest published lethal concentration: 8 mg/m3Lung, Thorax, or Respiration: Acute pulmonary edema

Lung, Thorax, or Respiration: Dyspnea

Nutritional and Gross Metabolic: Body temperature increase
VCVN1* -,164,1988

Other Multiple Dose Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/rat lowest published toxic concentration: 100 µg/m3/6H/4W- intermittentBlood: Changes in other cell count (unspecified)ENVRAL 24,192,1981

Reviews

OrganizationStandardReference
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)Cancer Review:Human Sufficient EvidenceIMEMDT 58,119,1993
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)Cancer Review:Animal Sufficient EvidenceIMEMDT 58,119,1993
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)Cancer Review:Group 1IMEMDT 58,119,1993
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWANAEA3 35,165,1975
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWTOLED5 198,63,2010

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) STANDARDair-ceiling concentration 0.1 mg/m3DTLVS* 3,36,1971
Occupational Exposure Limit IN ARGENTINA, BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN check ACGIH TLV;
Occupational Exposure Limit IN SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGIH TLV
Occupational Exposure Limit-ARAB Republic of Egypttime-weighted average 0.05 mg(Cd)/m3, JAN1993
Occupational Exposure Limit-AUSTRALIAtime-weighted average 0.01 mg(Cd)/m3, JUL2008
Occupational Exposure Limit-BELGIUMtime-weighted average 0.002 mg(Cd)/m3 (resp. dust), Carcinogen, MAR2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-BELGIUMtime-weighted average 0.01 mg(Cd)/m3 (inhal. dust), Carcinogen, MAR2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-DENMARKtime-weighted average 0.005 mg(Cd)/m3 (fume, dust), MAY2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-FRANCEVME 0.05 mg(Cd)/m3, FEB2006
Occupational Exposure Limit-HUNGARYtime-weighted average 0.015 mg(Cd)/m3, short term exposure limit 0.06 mg(Cd)/m3, SEP2000
Occupational Exposure Limit-INDIAtime-weighted average 0.05 mg(Cd)/m3, JAN1993
Occupational Exposure Limit-JAPANOccupational Exposure Limit 0.05 mg(Cd)/m3, 1 carc, MAY2012
Occupational Exposure Limit-MEXICOtime-weighted average 0.002 mg(Cd)/m3 (inhalable), 2004
Occupational Exposure Limit-MEXICOtime-weighted average 0.01 mg(Cd)/m3 (total dust), 2004
Occupational Exposure Limit-NORWAYtime-weighted average 0.05 mg(Cd)/m3, JAN1999
Occupational Exposure Limit-POLANDMAC(time-weighted average) 0.02 mg(Cd)/m3, MAC(short term exposure limit) 0.05 mg(Cd)/m3, JAN1999
Occupational Exposure Limit-RUSSIAtime-weighted average 0.01 mg(Cd)/m3, short term exposure limit 0.05 mg(Cd)/m3, Carcinogen, JUN2003
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWEDENtime-weighted average 0.02 mg(Cd)/m3 (total dust), Carcinogen, JUN2005
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWEDENtime-weighted average 0.005 mg(Cd)/m3 (resp. dust), JUN2005
Occupational Exposure Limit-THAILANDtime-weighted average 0.2 mg(Cd)/m3, short term exposure limit 0.5 mg(Cd)/m3, JAN1993
Occupational Exposure Limit-THE PHILIPPINEStime-weighted average 0.2 mg(Cd)/m3, JAN1993
Occupational Exposure Limit-TURKEYtime-weighted average 0.2 mg(Cd)/m3, JAN1993
Occupational Exposure Limit-UNITED KINGDOMtime-weighted average 0.025 mg(Cd)/m3;short term exposure limit 0.05 mg(Cd)/m3, carc, OCT2007
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Federal Contractors)8H time-weighted average 0.1 mg/m3CFRGBR 41,50-204.50,1994

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Level TO CADMIUM, dust and fume-airCarcinogen lowest feasible conc.NIOSH* DHHS #92-100,1992

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
NTP 10th Report on Carcinogens,2002:Known to be a human carcinogen
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