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Main Title Chromium /
CORP Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Biologic Effects of Atmospheric Pollutants.
Publisher National Academy of Sciences,
Year Published 1974
OCLC Number 00835366
ISBN 0309022177; 9780309022170
Subjects Chromium--Toxicology. ; Chromium--Environmental aspects.
Additional Subjects Chromium--Toxicology ; Chromium--Environmental aspects
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  QV290.N277C Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 01/01/1988
EJDM  RA1231.C5N47 1974 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 10/28/1994
EJEM  RA1231.C5N47 1974 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 03/08/2010
EKBM  RA1231.C5N47 1974 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/07/2011
ELBM  RA1231.C5N47 1974 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/01/1988
ELDM  RA1231.C5N47 1974 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 09/29/1995
EMBM  RA1231.C5N47 1974 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 06/15/2007
ENAM  RA1231.C5N47 1974 Region 7 IRC Library/Kansas City,KS 01/01/1988
Collation ix, 155 pages ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-145) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Properties of Chromium -- Distribution of Chromium in the Environment -- Industrial Uses of Chromium -- Biologic Interactions of Chromium -- Chromium in Nutrition -- Absorption, Metabolism, and Excretion of Chromium -- Effects of Chromium Compounds on Human Health -- Experimental Exposures of Animals to Chromium Compounds -- Effects of Chromium on Vegetation -- Chromium in Aquatic Species -- Standards for Chromium Content of Air and Water -- General Summary and Conclusions -- Recommendations for Future Research -- Appendix: Analysis for Chromium. As civilization has progressed, man has used ever greater quantities of chemicals, has learned to prepare new compounds not found in nature, and has devised many different chemical processes. These developments have led to great concern over the public-health consequences of accidental release or waste disposal of these possibly harmful chemicals into the environment. The problem has been intensified by the development of more sensitive methods of detection and analysis. Because some chromium compounds have been found to produce harmful effects in man through industrial exposures, it has become important to determine the concentrations, forms, and health effects of chromium in the ambient air. This document is the result of a critical evaluation of the literature available to the Panel on Chromium up to July 1, 1972, on the biologic and health effects of chromium. As will become apparent in the following pages, the literature does not provide conclusive answers to many of the important questions on the biologic effects of chromium. The final chapter lists categories of future research that the Panel feels warrant high priority.