ELECTRONIC SPACE PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL
1050 Benson Way, Ashland, OR 97520
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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Cadmium Group II B
Trade Name: Chem ical Nature:
Cd 112 .4
Form ula: Molecular Weight:
II HAZAR DOUS INGRED IENTS
Haz ardous C omp onents % OSHA/PEL ACGIH/TLV
0.05 mg /m 3 As dust & fume 0.2 m g/m 3 As dust and salts
III PHYSICAL DATA
1409 oF 8.65
Boiling Point: Specific Gravity:
at 740 oF 1 mm N/A
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): Vapo r Density:
N/A Insoluble in water
% V olatiles by Weight: Solubility:
Soft blue-wh ite malleable, odorless m etal.
Appearance and Odor:
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION H AZARDS DATA
Flash Point (Method used): N/A Autoignition Temperature: N/A
Flam mab le Limits: Upper: N/A Lower: N/A
Extingu ishing Media: Graphite, soda ash, powdered sodium chloride, or dry sand.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Firefighters must wear self-contained breathing ap paratus and full protective clothing. If
possible, move containers from fire area and cool containers exposed to flame.
Unusual Fire & Explosion: Violent explosio ns can occur w hen the m etal is in co ntact w ith fuse d am mo nium nitrate o r imm ersed in
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Acute E ffects:
Inhalation: Fumes are highly toxic and may cause serious systemic poisoning and possible permanent damage to the lungs. May
Ingestion: Ma y cau se saliva tion, ch okin g, nausea, vom iting, diarrhe a and death .
Skin/Eye: May be irritating to skin, ey es, digestive tract and respiratory p assages.
Chro nic Effects:
Inhalation: May cause loss of sense of smell, occasional ulcerations of the nasal passages, rhinolaryngitis, cough, shortness of
breath. Damage to the lungs may be irreversible and there may be injury to the kidney, liver and blood. Death.
Skin/Eyes: Derm atitis and irritation of the eye s.
Routes of Entry: Contact with skin and/or eyes, inhalation, and ingestion.
Carcino genicity: NTP: Listed IARC: Listed NIOSH/OSHA: Not listed.
Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure: Individuals with lung, liver, kidney and blood ailments should be precluded from
exposure until approved by a physician.
EMERG ENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
INHALATION: Get to fresh air. Seek medical attention and treat for pulmonary edem a.
INGESTION: Seek medical attention immediately. If conscious, give milk or beaten eggs every four hours to relieve
SK IN: Wash area w ith soap and water.
EYE: Flush with running water, including under the eyelids, seek medical attention.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Incompatibility (Material to Avoid): Strong oxidizing agents/acids. Reacts exothermically with sulfur, selenium and tellurium.
Haz ardous D ecomposition Produc ts: The heated metal in contact with air forms highly toxic oxides of cadmium.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROC EDURES
Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled: Contain spill, isolate hazard area and deny entry. Ventilate area of
release . Avoid m aking further d usts. Ca dm ium and its com pou nds can p ose a severe threat to the environme nt. W ater, soil, and air
contamination should be prevented.
Waste Disposal Method: Return spilled material to process or dispose of material in accordance with RCRA CFR 40 parts 261-265
or local environm ental regu lations.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection (Specify Type): High efficiency particulate respirator with a full faceplate, or supplied-air respirator, or
self contained breathing ap paratus.
Ventilation: Local exhaust is required for dust or fume.
Protective Gloves: General latex type for powd ers
Eye Protection: Close fitting safety goggles
Other Protective Equipment: We ar pro tective clothing. C ontact lenses should n ot be wo rn w hen airbo rne d ust is pre sent.
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storing: Care mu st be tak en to prev ent fires wh en ca dm ium dust o r powd er are present.
Cadmium should be stored in a dry covered place.
Wo rk Practices: Scrupulo us atten tion to perso nal hygiene an d prope r protective me asure s are essential w hen cadm ium and its
compounds are stored, handled or processed in any way. Washing thoroughly after handling and before eating, drinking, and
Engineering Co ntro ls: Use special vacuum cleaners and dust collectors with high efficiency filters to collect dust or powders. Large
amounts of dust should be caught in bag house.
Hygienic Practices: In areas of cadmium exposure, showering after each work shift is recommended. Clothing worn in areas of
cadmium exposure should be restricted to the workplace and laundered regularly.
Maintenance Personnel: If working in the same area, they should follow same w ork and hygienic practices as everyone else.
Other Precautions: Refrain from eating, drinking, or smoking in the work place.
The abo ve inform ation is believ ed to be co rrect, but do es no t purp ort to b e all inclu sive an d sha ll be used only as a gu ide.
ESPI shall not be held liab le for any d am age resulting from h and ling o r from contact with the abov e pro duc t.
Issued by: S. Dierks
Date: November 2000