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Chromium VI Identification & Monitoring

Hexavalent Chromium (Chromium VI) compounds are a group of chemical substances that contain the metallic element chromium in its positive-6 valence (hexavalent) state. Occupational exposures to Chromium VI occur during the production of stainless steel, chromate chemicals, and chromate pigments. Chromium VI exposures also occur during other work activities such as stainless steel welding, thermal cutting, and chrome plating. Chromium VI can also be hazardous during zinc chromate paint removal. Chromium VI is also recognized as a human carcinogen via inhalation.

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