Agent Name

Cadmium fluoride

CAS Number

7790-79-6

Formula

Cd-F2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cadmium difluoride; Cadmium fluorure [French]; [ChemIDplus] UN2570

Category

Cadmium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White odorless chunks; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in phosphors, glass, and nuclear reactor controls; [Merck Index] Used in high-temperature lubricants and to start crystals for lasers; [Hawley] Use is highly restricted in the EU; [eChemPortal: ESIS: EDEXIM]

Comments

Very toxic by inhalation; [eChemPortal: ESIS] An irritant; Very toxic by inhalation or ingestion; A reproductive toxin in animal experiments; [MSDSonline] 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; Fluorides in urine = 2 mg/L prior to shift or 3 mg/L at end of shift; (Repeated measurements recommended.)

Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

Bioaccumulates

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.01 mg/m3, as Cd ( 0.002 mg/m3, as Cd, respirable fraction) [2.5 mg/m3, as F]

PEL (OSHA)

0.005 mg/m3, as Cd, see 29 CFR 1910.1027 [2.5 mg/m3, as F]

MAK

1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as F

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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