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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Hexavalent Chromium Fact Sheet

Hexavalent Chromium Fact Sheet

This fact sheet is part of a series of chemical fact sheets developed by TURI to help Massachusetts companies, community organizations and residents understand the chemical's use and health and environmental effects, as well as the availability of safer alternatives. Hexavalent chromium compounds are a toxic form of chromium and are used in a variety of industrial processes and products. Hexavalent chromium compounds are human carcinogens, mutagens and developmental toxicants and are acutely toxic. Non-hexavalent chromium compounds do not pose the same level of concern with regard to either chronic or acute toxicity.


Toxics Use Reduction Institute

Resource Type:
Fact sheet/checklist

Date of Publication:
March 2014

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