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Sources of exposure and biological effects of chromium

: Hertel, R.F.

Environmental carcinogens selected methods of analysis 8 (1986), pp.63-77
Journal Article
Fraunhofer ITA ( ITEM) ()
biological effect; Chrom

Information is presented on the physiological activity of Cr3+ and Cr6+, and their carcinogenic potency is discussed. Recent epidemiological literature on carcinogenesis is surveyed for exposure by chromate producing, chromate pigment, chromate plating and ferro-chromium industries as well as exposure to welding fumes. The problems of Biological Monitoring are reported, and recommendations for clinical analyses are given. (ITA)