Agent Name

Cadmium phosphide

CAS Number

12014-28-7

Formula

Cd3-P2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cadmium phosphide (Cd3P2); Tricadmium diphosphide; [ChemIDplus] UN2570

Category

Cadmium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Green lumps; [MSDSonline]

Comments

An irritant; May be harmful by inhalation, skin absorption, or ingestion; Inorganic phosphorus compounds can cause stomach hemorrhages after ingestion as well as kidney, bone, and liver injury; [MSDSonline] See "PHOSPHIDES." 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

Bioaccumulates

Yes

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

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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Diseases

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