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Document ID (ISN)38735
CIS number 82-1922
Year 1982
Convention or series no. SVC report 82.03
Author(s) Stern R.M.
Title Chromium compounds: production and occupational exposure
Bibliographic information Svejsecentralen, Park AllÚ 345, 2600 Glostrup, K°benhavn, Denmark, 1982. 80p. Illus. 88 ref.
Abstract Brief description of the production of chromium-containing chemicals and alloys, and literature survey of occupational exposure in the welding, chromate, chromium plating, ferrochromium, tanning and leather working and chromium pigment industries. For most occupations, exposure is to a mixture of Cr oxidation states and solubility fractions with a few notable exceptions: in the tanning industry, exposure is almost exclusively to soluble Cr(III), in the plating industry to soluble Cr(VI), and in the pigment industry, some wokers handling only lead chromate are exposed primarily to insoluble Cr(VI). Because of the wide variety of physical and chemical characteristics of the material of which airborne occupational exposures are composed, one can expect that the deposition, accumulation, clearance, bioavailability and pharmacokinetics of chromium differs widely from industry to industry, and great care must be taken in comparing exposures.
Descriptors (primary) paint and varnish industry; harmful substances; welding and cutting; tanning industry; chromium and compounds; electroplating
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; report; chromium; solubility; exposure evaluation; Denmark
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Chemical industry
Footwear, leather and fur industry
Surface treatment
Welding and cutting