- Chemical Sampling Information
Synonyms: Elemental vanadium
OSHA IMIS code: V125
Monitoring Methods used by OSHA
Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method:
- mixed cellulose ester filter (MCEF) 0.8 micron
- maximum volume: 960 L
- minimum volume: 480 L
- maximum flow rate: 2.0 L/min
- current analytical method: inductively coupled argon plasma; ICP/DCP-AES
- method reference: OSHA ID-125G (fully validated)
- sampling analytical error: 0.10
Exposure Limits and Health Effects (Updated September 6, 2012)
|Standard Set By||Exposure Limit||Health Effect Codes -- Health Effects and Target Organs|
|OSHA PEL||Not established|
|NIOSH REL||as ferrovanadium dust [12604-58-9]†: 1 mg/m3 TWA
3 mg/m3 STEL
|HE16 -- nose, throat, and respiratory irritation|
|ACGIH TLV®||Not established|
|CAL/OSHA PELs||Not established|
† Note: The REL also applies to Vanadium metal and Vanadium carbide.
- NTP: Not listed
- IARC: Not listed
- EPA: Not listed
EPA Inhalation Reference Concentration (RfC): Not established
ATSDR Inhalation Minimal Risk Levels (MRLs): 0.0008 mg/m3 (acute); 0.0001 mg/m3 (chronic)
NIOSH IDLH concentration: Not established
Notes on other potential health effects and hazards:
- Coughing, wheezing, and sore throat may persist for weeks following the termination of exposure (ATSDR 2009).
- Weight loss has been reported as an effect of exposure to vanadium ore dust (Vintinner et al. 1955).
- Vanadium exposure may have neurobehavioral effects, such as reductions in visuospatial abilities and attention (Barth et al. 2002).
Partial reference list:
- ATSDR: Toxicological Profile for Vanadium. September 2009.
- Barth, A., Schaffer, A.W., Konnaris, C., Blauensteiner, R., Winker, R., Osterode, W., Rudiger, H.W.: Neurobehavioral effects of vanadium. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 65(9):677-83, May 10, 2002.
- NIOSH: Criteria for a Recommended Standard - Occupational Exposure to Vanadium. August 1977.
- NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Ferrovanadium dust.
- Vintinner, F.J., Vallenas, R., Carlin, C.E., Weiss, R., Macher, C., Ochoa, R.: Study of the health of workers employed in mining and processing of vanadium ore. AMA Arch Ind Health. 12(6):635-42, December 1955.
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