Caddy; Cadmium dichloride; Dichlorocadmium; Kadmiumchlorid [German]; VI-Cad; [ChemIDplus] UN2570
Cadmium Compounds, Inorganic
Hygroscopic solid; [Merck Index] White odorless powder; [MSDSonline]
Used in photography; textile dyeing, galvanoplasty, mirror manufacturing, lubricants; fungicides, pyrotechnics, and electroplating; [Merck Index] Used in tinning solution and to make cadmium sulfide (cadmium yellow); [Hawley]
A severe skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Inhalation may effects on the kidneys and lungs; [ICSC] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Cadmium" and the linked diseases.
No longer used as fungicide in the US; EPA cancelled status; [HSDB]
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
LC90 (dogs) = 420 mg/m3/30min
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: