Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents Series 78

Inorganic Chromium 4 Compounds

March 2014
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    14th March 2014
  • ISBN 9789241530781
  • Language English
  • Pages 119 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 10.5"

This Concise International Chemical Assessment Document (CICAD) provides summaries of the relevant scientific information concerning the potential effects of these chemicals upon human health and the environment. Chromium (VI) compounds, also known as hexavalent chromium compounds, are widely produced by industrial processes. Humans can be exposed to these compounds via occupation exposure or via drinking water, and releases into the environment can also occur via waste water.

This document complements CICAD Number 76 on Inorganic Chromium (III) compounds.

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