Powered by GoogleTranslate

Vanadium

General Description

Synonyms:  Elemental vanadium

OSHA IMIS code: V125

CAS number(s): 7440-62-2; 12604-58-9 (ferrovanadium dust); 1314-62-1 (vanadium pentoxide [V2O5], vanadium fume [as V2O5]; vanadium, respirable dust [as V2O5])

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.

Carcinogenic classification:

  • 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:

  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).

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.

Chemical Sampling Information

By Name

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

By CAS Number

** All Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Back to Top

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close