Cadmium carbonate (CdCO3); Cadmium monocarbonate; Carbonic acid, cadmium salt; Carbonic acid, cadmium salt (1:1); Carbonic acid, cadmium(2+) salt (1:1); Chemcarb (CdCO3); Kalcit; Mikrokalcit; Otavite; Supermikrokalcit; [ChemIDplus] UN2570
Cadmium Compounds, Inorganic
White solid; [Hawley] White odorless powder; [MSDSonline]
Naturally occurring as the mineral otavite; [Merck Index] Used to make cadmium pigments and other cadmium compounds; [Ullmann]
An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Cadmium" and the linked diseases.
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)
0.01 mg/m3, as Cd ( 0.002 mg/m3, as Cd, respirable fraction)
0.005 mg/m3, as Cd, see 29 CFR 1910.1027
9 mg/m3, as Cd
LCLo (rat) = 203mg/m3/2h
The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Cadmium compound."
Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent:
Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: