Cadmium dust (as Cd)

Synonyms & Trade Names
Cadmium metal
CAS No.
7440-43-9 (metal)
RTECS No.
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.
Molecular Weight
112.4
Boiling Point
1409°F
Melting Point
610°F
Solubility
Insoluble
Vapor Pressure
0 mmHg (approx)
Ionization Potential
NA
Specific Gravity
8.65 (metal)
Flash Point
NA
Upper Exposive Limit
NA
Lower Explosive Limit
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   ICSC CARD: 0020   MEDICAL TESTS: 0035
Page last reviewed: October 17, 2018