Agent Name

Cadmium propionate

CAS Number

16986-83-7

Formula

C6-H12-O4.Cd

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cadmium dipropionate; Propanoic acid, cadmium salt; Propionic acid, cadmium salt (8CI); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Comments

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]

Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

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

PEL (OSHA)

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

IDLH (NIOSH)

9 mg/m3, as Cd

Adverse Effects
Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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Diseases

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