Agent Name

Yttrium fluoride

CAS Number

13709-49-4

Formula

F3-Y

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Yttrium trifluoride; [ChemIDplus] Yttrium (III) fluoride; [MSDSonline]

Category

Rare Earth Metals

Description

White odorless chunks; [MSDSonline]

Comments

An irritant; Can be absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline] See "RARE EARTH METALS" and the linked occupational diseases.

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)

2.5 mg/m3, as F (1 mg/m3, as Y)

PEL (OSHA)

2.5 mg/m3, as F (1 mg/m3, as Y)

MAK

1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as F

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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