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Cadmium chloride - Identification, toxicity, use, water pollution potential, ecological toxicity and regulatory information

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Identifying information, including synonyms, ID numbers, use type, chemical classification, a link to a list of all products containing this chemical and a list of the top crops this pesticide is used on in California.
Signs and symptoms of poisoning, first aid, and links to treatment information for this chemical.
Link to information on toxicity to humans, including carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, and acute toxicity.
Links to world-wide registration status as well as regulatory information for the U.S. and California.
Water quality standards and physical properties affecting water contamination potential.
Toxicity to aquatic organisms.
List of chemicals in the same family, including breakdown products, salts, esters, isomers, and other derivatives.
 

Chemical Identification and Use for Cadmium chloride

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Cadmium chloride
CAS Number: 10108-64-2
U.S. EPA PC Code: 012902
CA DPR Chem Code: 94
Molecular Weight: 183.32
Use Type:
Chem Class: Heavy metal , Inorganic-Cadmium
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Additional Resources About This Chemical Class and Use Type
Historical Use of this Chemical
Top five crops and sites for this pesticide in California
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Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
(US EPA PC Code ) , 012902 (US EPA PC Code Text ) , 10108-64-2 (CAS number) , 10108642 , 10108642 (CAS number without hyphens) , 94 (CA DPR Chem Code) ) , Caddy , Cadmium chloride , CADMIUM CHLORIDE (CA DPR Chem Code Text ) , Cadmium chloride (CdCl2) , Cadmium Chloride (under Cadmium and Cadmium Compounds) , Cadmiumchloride , Cloruro De Cadmio , Vi-Cad
 
Products Containing This Chemical
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Signs and Symptoms of Cadmium chloride Poisoning

NOTE! There may be other diseases and chemicals that have similar symptoms.

If you have a poisoning emergency in the United States call 1-800-222-1222.
If the victim has collapsed or is unconscious, call 911.

Cadmium chloride is a Cadmium compound.

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Symptoms of Poisoning with Cadmium Compounds
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- Irritation of respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts.
- Inhalation can cause respiratory toxicity after a latency period of several hours, including a mild, self-limited illness of fever, cough, malaise, headaches and abdominal pain, similar to metal fume fever.
- At higher doses, chemical pneumonitis may occur, with labored breathing, chest pain, and a sometimes fatal hemorrhagic pulmonary edema.
- Ingested cadmium causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and tenesmus.
Chronic symptoms may include:
- Kidney damage (proteinuria and azotemia) anemia, liver injury (jaundice) and defective bond structure. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for those chronically exposed by inhalation.

Source for Group Symptoms: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 15.

Treatment for Cadmium Poisoning

See: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 15, page 151.

 
Symptoms of Cadmium chloride Exposure from the International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)

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NOTE! PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!
General First Aid: IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!

Route of Exposure

Symptoms

First Aid

Inhalation Cough. Laboured breathing. Symptoms may be delayed (see Notes). Fresh air rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness. Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Eyes Redness. Pain. First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible) then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
Notes for ICSC Information
Depending on the degree of exposure periodic medical examination is indicated. The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. Immediate administration of an appropriate spray by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her should be considered. Do NOT take working clothes home.
 

Toxicity Information for Cadmium chloride

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Summary Toxicity Information

PAN Bad Actor
Chemical
1
Acute
Toxicity
2
Carcinogen Cholinesterase
Inhibitor
Ground
Water Contaminant
Developmental or
Reproductive Toxin
Endocrine
Disruptor
Moderate
No
 
Indicates high toxicity in the given toxicological category. Indicates no available weight-of-the-evidence summary assessment. For additional information on toxicity from scientific journals or registration documents, see the "Additional Resources for Toxicity " section of the chemical detail page.
1. PAN Bad Actors are chemicals that are one or more of the following: highly acutely toxic, cholinesterase inhibitor, known/probable carcinogen, known groundwater pollutant or known reproductive or developmental toxicant. NOTE! Because there are no authoritative lists of Endocrine Disrupting (ED) chemicals, EDs are not yet considered PAN Bad Actor chemicals.
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.

Detailed Toxicity Information

This Chemical
Parent Chemical 
Acute Toxicity 2
Cadmium chloride Cadmium
WHO Acute Hazard
TRI Acute Hazard
Material Safety Data Sheets
Acute rating from U.S. EPA product label
U.S. NTP Acute Toxicity Studies
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Cholinesterase Inhibitor
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Available
No Consensus Value
Not Acutely Toxic to Moderately Toxic

No
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Available
No Consensus Value
Highly Toxic

No
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.
 
Cancer Information
Cadmium chloride Cadmium
IARC Carcinogens
U.S. NTP Carcinogens
California Prop 65 Known Carcinogens
U.S. EPA Carcinogens
TRI Carcinogen
1, Known
Known
Yes
Not Listed
Not Listed
1, Known
Known
Yes
B1, Probable
Not Listed
 
Endocrine Disruption
Cadmium chloride Cadmium
Illinois EPA list
Keith list
Colborn list
Benbrook list
Danish Inert list
EU list
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Probable
Yes
Yes
Not Listed
Not listed
Yes
 
Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity
Cadmium chloride Cadmium
CA Prop 65 Developmental Toxin
U.S. TRI Developmental Toxin
CA Prop 65 Female Reproductive Toxin
CA Prop 65 Male Reproductive Toxin
U.S. TRI Reproductive Toxin
Yes
Not Listed
Not Listed
Yes
Not Listed
Yes
Not Listed
Not Listed
Yes
Not Listed
 
Chemicals of Special Concern
Cadmium chloride Cadmium
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Yes
Not Listed
Yes
Not Listed
 

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for Cadmium chloride

Water Pollution Potential

This Chemical
Parent Chemical
  Cadmium chloride Cadmium
PAN Ground Water Contaminant Rating Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
 

Sorry, no water quality standards or criteria have been established for this chemical by the U.S. or Canadian governments; however, there may be criteria established for related chemicals.

 

Regulatory Information for Cadmium chloride

International Regulatory Status

This Chemical
Parent Chemical 
 
UNEP Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP)
UNEP Prior Informed Consent Chemical (PIC)
WHO Obsolete Pesticide
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

U.S. and California Regulatory Status

U.S. EPA Registered
U.S. EPA Hazardous Air Pollutant
U.S. EPA Minimum Risk Pesticide (25b list)

CA Registered
CA Groundwater Contaminant
CA Toxic Air Contaminant
No
Yes
No

No
Not Listed
HAPTAC, Indus
No
Not Listed
No

No
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

Maximum Tolerance and Residue Levels

Codex Alimentarius
   (UN FAO Maximum Residue Limits)
U.S. Maximum Tolerance Levels
European Union Maximum Residue Levels
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Ecotoxicity for Cadmium chloride

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted
Amphibians Accumulation, Biochemistry, Development, Genetics, Growth, Histology, Injury, Mortality, Physiology
Annelida Accumulation, Avoidance, Behavior, Biochemistry, Cell(s), Development, Enzyme(s), Feeding Behavior, Genetics, Growth, Injury, Intoxication, Morphology, Mortality, Physiology, Population, Reproduction
AquaticPlants Accumulation, Biochemistry, Cell(s), Enzyme(s), Genetics, Growth, Histology, Injury, Mortality, Physiology, Population, Reproduction
Cnidaria Enzyme(s), Feeding Behavior, Growth, Mortality, Physiology, Population
Crustaceans Accumulation, Avoidance, Behavior, Biochemistry, Cell(s), Development, Enzyme(s), Feeding Behavior, Genetics, Growth, Histology, Hormone(s), Injury, Intoxication, Morphology, Mortality, Physiology, Population, Reproduction
Echinoderms Accumulation, Biochemistry, Cell(s), Development, Enzyme(s), Genetics, Growth, Histology, Hormone(s), Intoxication, Morphology, Mortality, Physiology, Reproduction
Fish Accumulation, Avoidance, Behavior, Biochemistry, Cell(s), Development, Enzyme(s), Feeding Behavior, Genetics, Growth, Histology, Hormone(s), Immunological, Intoxication, Morphology, Mortality, No Effect Coded, Physiology, Population, Reproduction
Fungi Accumulation, Growth
Insects Accumulation, Behavior, Biochemistry, Development, Genetics, Growth, Histology, Intoxication, Mortality, Population, Reproduction
MarineBenthicCommunity Accumulation, Behavior, Biochemistry, Genetics, Mortality, Physiology, Population
Molluscs Accumulation, Behavior, Biochemistry, Cell(s), Development, Enzyme(s), Feeding Behavior, Genetics, Growth, Histology, Immunological, Intoxication, Morphology, Mortality, Physiology, Population, Reproduction
NematodesandFlatworms Behavior, Biochemistry, Development, Growth, Histology, Mortality, Physiology, Population, Reproduction
Phytoplankton Accumulation, Biochemistry, Cell(s), Ecosystem Process, Enzyme(s), Genetics, Growth, Histology, Morphology, Mortality, Physiology, Population, Reproduction
TerrestrialPlants Growth
Zooplankton Accumulation, Avoidance, Behavior, Biochemistry, Cell(s), Development, Enzyme(s), Feeding Behavior, Genetics, Growth, Histology, Intoxication, Morphology, Mortality, Physiology, Population, Reproduction
~ Un-Assigned Accumulation, Behavior, Biochemistry, Cell(s), Development, Enzyme(s), Feeding Behavior, Genetics, Growth, Intoxication, Morphology, Mortality, Physiology, Population, Reproduction
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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
Amphibians Slightly Toxic Slight to Very High Toxicity
Annelida Moderately Toxic Slight to Very High Toxicity
AquaticPlants Highly Toxic Highly Toxic
Cnidaria Highly Toxic Highly Toxic
Crustaceans Moderately Toxic Slight to Very High Toxicity
Echinoderms Moderately Toxic Moderate to High Toxicity
Fish Slightly Toxic Slight to Very High Toxicity
Insects Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic to Very High Toxicity
Molluscs Moderately Toxic Slight to Very High Toxicity
NematodesandFlatworms Slightly Toxic Not Acutely Toxic to Moderate Toxicity
Phytoplankton Highly Toxic High to Very High Toxicity
Zooplankton Moderately Toxic Slight to Very High Toxicity
~ Un-Assigned Moderately Toxic Slight to Very High Toxicity
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Terrestrial Ecotoxicity

Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group

Sorry, no honeybee acute toxicity data available for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

Note: Population-level effects on honeybees may occur even if a pesticide has low acute toxicity. For example, certain pesticides interfere with honeybee reproduction, ability to navigate, or temperature regulation, any of which can have an effect on long-term survival of honeybee colonies. The neonicotinoids, pyrethroids and keto-enol pesticides are some types of pesticides causing one or more of these effects.
Honeybee Chronic Toxicity

Sorry, no honeybee chronic toxicity data available for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

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513-78-0 Related 3 Cadmium carbonate View View View No Yes
10108-64-2 Related 3 Cadmium chloride View View View No Yes
72869-63-7 Related 3 Cadmium cocoate View View View No Yes
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10124-36-4 Related 3 Cadmium sulfate View View View No Yes
Related 3 Cadmium yellow pigments View View View No Yes
Related 3 Cadmium-calcium-cobalt-zinc-chromate complex View View View No Yes
Related 3 Cadmium-calcium-copper-chromate complex View View View No Yes
Related 3 Cadmium-calcium-zinc-copper-sulfate-chromate complex View View View No Yes
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