Agent Name

Cadmium selenide sulfide

CAS Number

12626-36-7

Formula

Cd-S-Se

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cadmium sulfide selenide; Cadmium sulfoselenide; Cadmium sulphoselenide; Cadmium selenide sulfide (Cd(Se,S)); Cadmium selenide sulphide; [ChemIDplus] UN2570

Category

Cadmium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Brown or orange powder; Insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Comments

An irritant; Danger of cumulative effects; "The heavy metal sulfides are generally insoluble and show little toxic action except through the liberation of hydrogen sulfide." [MSDSonline] See "Cadmium" and the linked diseases. See "Selenium."

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) 0.2 mg/m3, as Se

PEL (OSHA)

0.005 mg/m3, as Cd,( see 29 CFR 1910.1027) 0.2 mg/m3, as Se

MAK

0.02 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as Se

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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Diseases

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