Hexavalent Chromium Info

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Chromium Standards Information


Welcome to Hexavalent Chromium Dangers! This website is designed to inform individuals of the risks of Hexavalent Chromium Cr(VI), and provide concise and relevant information. Hexavalent Chromium is a known human carcinogen, and has recently been stringently regulated by OSHA. Hexavalent Chromium is a higher oxidation form (CR+6) of chromium than the elemental Chromium metal. This chemical is naturally produced in rocks, but also produced by industrial processes ranging from arc welding, painting, electroplating, stainless steel manufacturing, and various surface coating. Exposure to this chemical is prevalent in many industrial applications. Those working in these areas should utilize many engineering safety controls such as respirators, fume extractors, clean air sources, and proper handling equipment.  With the OSHA Hexavalent Chromium standard (OSHA 1910.134) it is imperative that employers, and employees become familiar with this potentially deadly chemical, and protect those exposed to it



   

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