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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Evaluation of the Potential Health Effects of Trivalent Chromium Compounds in the Refractories Industries with Cover Letter dated 07/15/1983 and EPA Receipt.|
|CORP Author||Battelle Columbus Div., OH.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.|
|Additional Subjects||Toxicology ; Health effects ; Chromium compounds ; Acute toxicity ; Hexavalent chromium compounds ; Trivalent chromic acids ; Humans ; Manufacturing plants ; CAS No 11115-74-5 ; CAS No 9044-10-4|
The Refractories Institute commissioned Battelle Columbus Laboratories in the summer of 1981 to conduct an independent investigation to determine the effects of exposure to chromium compounds on human health and the environment. Battelle's study included a critical review of selected publications relating to chromina toxicity, a comprehensive survey of all 30 refractory plant locations in the United States, site visits to a representa- tive group of manufacturing plants, and an analytical assessment to determine if trivalent chromium compounds used in manufacturing refractories were con- verted to hexavalent materials during the manufacturing process.