|Document ID (ISN)||109828|
|Convention or series no.
||Santonen T., Zitting A., Riihimäki V., Howe P.D.
Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)
||Inorganic chromium(III) compounds
||World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2009. v, 91p. Illus. Approx. 430 ref. Price: CHF 20.00 (CHF 14.00 in developing countries).
||http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/cicad/cicad76.pdf [in English]
||Conclusions of this criteria document inorganic chromium(III) compounds: Trivalent chromium is considered to be an essential trace element in mammals, being involved in lipid and glucose metabolism. The key end-point considered to be relevant for human exposure to chromium(III) oxide is sustained local irritation and inflammation associated with accumulation of respirable particles in the lungs to the extent that the clearance mechanisms are overloaded. The key end-points relevant for human exposure to basic chromium sulfate, presumed to represent soluble chromium(III) salts as a group, are local respiratory toxicity and sensitization of the skin. Detailed summaries in French and Spanish are included.
||IPCS; toxicology; chromium; tanning; chromium and compounds; pigments
||toxic effects; sensitization; ILO; UNEP; WHO; chromium sulfate; chromium trichloride; basic chromium sulfate; chromite; chromium acetate; irritation; respirable dust; animal experiments; chromium phosphate; chromium potassium sulfate; chromium oxide; criteria document; literature survey
||B - Chemical safety information sheets
|Country / State or Province||WHO|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)