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General Description

Synonyms:
Elemental vanadium

OSHA IMIS Code Number: V125

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 7440-62-2








Exposure Limits and Health Effects

Exposure Limit

Limit Values

HE Codes

Health Factors and Target Organs

OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL)

Not established

 

 

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL)

Note: The RELs are for ferrovanadium dust but also apply to vanadium metal.

1 mg/m3 TWA

3 mg/m3 STEL

HE16

Nose, throat, and respiratory irritation

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV)

Not established

 

 

CAL/OSHA PEL

Not established

 

 

National Toxicology Program (NTP) carcinogenic classification: Not listed

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC): Not listed

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carcinogenic classification: Not listed

EPA Inhalation Reference Concentration (RfC): Not established

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Inhalation Minimal Risk Level (MRL): 0.0008 mg/m3 (acute); 0.0001 mg/m3 (chronic)

NIOSH Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) concentration: Not listed

Notes on Other Potential Health Effects and Hazards

  1. Coughing, wheezing, and sore throat may persist for weeks following the termination of exposure (ATSDR 2009).
  2. Weight loss has been reported as an effect of exposure to vanadium ore dust (Vintinner et al. 1955).
  3. Vanadium exposure may have neurobehavioral effects, such as reductions in visuospatial abilities and attention (Barth et al. 2002).

Date last revised: 09/06/2012

Literature Basis

  • 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.
Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method:
  • sampling media: Mixed Cellulose Ester Filter (MCEF) 0.8 micron
    maximum volume: 960 Liters
    minimum volume:
    480 Liters
    maximum flow rate:
    2.0 L/min
    current analytical method: Inductively Coupled Argon Plasma; ICP/DCP-AES
    method reference: 2 (OSHA ID-125G)
    sampling analytical error: 0.10
    method classification: Fully Validated

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