NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Cadmium dust (as Cd) CAS 7440-43-9 (metal)
Cd (metal) RTECS EU9800000 (metal)
Synonyms & Trade Names
Cadmium metal: Cadmium
Other synonyms vary depending upon the specific cadmium compound.
DOT ID & Guide
2570 154 (compounds)
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).]
IDLH Ca [9 mg/m3 (as Cd)] Conversion
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)

Sp.Gr: 8.65 (metal)
Fl.P: NA

Metal: Noncombustible Solid in bulk form, but will burn in powder form.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers; elemental sulfur, selenium & tellurium
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 7048; OSHA ID121, ID125G, ID189, ID206
Personal Protection & Sanitation
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 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 a high-efficiency particulate filter/Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus
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]