Agent Name

Cadmium tungstate(VI)

CAS Number

7790-85-4

Formula

Cd-O4-W

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cadmium tungsten oxide; Cadmium tungstate; Cadmium wolframate; [ChemIDplus] UN2570

Category

Cadmium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

White or yellowish solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in x-ray screens, scintillation counters, phosphors, and organic catalysts; [Merck Index]

Comments

An irritant; Inhalation may cause chest pain and edema; Harmful by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; Targets the liver and kidney; Possible carcinogen; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Cadmium" and the linked diseases.

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Cd in urine = 5 ug/g creatinine; Cd in blood = 5 ug/L; sampling time not critical; "Monitoring in blood should be preferred during the initial year of exposure and whenever changes in the degree of exposure are suspected." [ACGIH]

Bioaccumulates

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.01 mg/m3, as Cd (0.002 mg/m3, as Cd, respirable fraction) 3 mg/m3, as W

STEL (ACGIH)

, as W

PEL (OSHA)

0.005 mg/m3, as Cd (see 29 CFR 1910.1027)

IDLH (NIOSH)

9 mg/m3, as Cd

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Cadmium compound."

Adverse Effects
Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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