Cadmium Oxide

CAS #:  1306-19-0

Synonyms: Cadmium oxide brown; Cadmium Fume; Cadmium(II) Oxide; Cadmium Monoxide; Cadmium Oxide Fume

Uses: Cadmium plating baths, electrodes for storage batteries, cadmium salts, catalyst, ceramic glazes, phosphors, nematocide

Hazard: The lethal inhalation dose of cadmium oxide in humans is 2,500 mg/m3 for a 1 minute exposure.  Lethal exposure has been established at 50 mg (cadmium)/m3 for 1 hour for cadmium oxide dust and 1/2 hour for the fume.  These concentrations may be inhaled without sufficient discomfort to warn worker of exposure.  Inhalation may cause acute tracheobronchitis, pneumonitis, and pulmonary edema. Exposure can cause kidney and lung damage.  Acute exposure by inhalation may cause death by anoxia. The lowest human toxic inhalation concentration is 8.630 mg/m3/5 hours for the fume.  Persons with respiratory disorders should be excluded from contact with this material.  CADMIUM OXIDE reacts violently with magnesium.