Blog 10.17.2016

Oct 17, 2016 Comments Off by Chris Lapallo

Hexavalent Chromium Testing

Produced by many industrial processes, Cr(VI) is the (+6) valence state of the element chromium. It is known to cause cancer, and also targets the respiratory system, kidneys, liver, skin and eyes. Chromium in steel alloys is a major source of worker Cr(VI) exposure during “hot work” like welding, especially on stainless steel. Common CrVI compound uses include pigments (dyes, paints, inks, plastics, etc.),¬†anti-corrosive¬†agents in surface coatings, and as chromic acid in electroplating. Worker protection requirements are addressed in specific OSHA hexavalent chromium standards which may be accessed below.

OSHA Hexavalent Chromium

 

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