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It is used as an electrolyte in a Weston standard cell, a pigment in fluorescent screens. It is used in the manufacture of cadmium salts of fatty acids, pigments, in electroplating of cadmium in electronic circuits. It act as an intermediate, as an accelerator, in the electrode position of nickel & copper, for stabilizing plastics, in cement formation. It has the ability to absorb hydrochloric acid from waste gases from chemical plants.
Hazard Statements: H301-H330-H340-H350-H360-H372
Toxic if swallowed. Fatal if inhaled. May cause genetic defects. May cause cancer. May damage fertility or the unborn child. Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary Statements: P301+P310a-P304+P340-P320-P330-P405-P501a
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Specific treatment is urgent (see label). Rinse mouth. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.