Agent Name

Zirconium fluoride hydrate

CAS Number

15298-38-1

Formula

F4-Zr.H2O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Zirconium (IV) fluoride hydrate; [MSDSonline] UN3260

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema; [MSDSonline] See "Zirconium."

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Fluorides in urine = 2 mg/L prior to shift or 3 mg/L at end of shift; (Repeated measurements recommended.)

TLV (ACGIH)

5 mg/m3, as Zr (2.5 mg/m3, as F)

STEL (ACGIH)

10 mg/m3, as Zr

PEL (OSHA)

5 mg/m3, as Zr (2.5 mg/m3, as F)

MAK

1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as F

IDLH (NIOSH)

25 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, acidic, inorganic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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