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RECORD NUMBER: 11 OF 45
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Chromium /|
|CORP Author||National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Biologic Effects of Atmospheric Pollutants.|
|Publisher||National Academy of Sciences,|
|Subjects||Chromium--Toxicology. ; Chromium--Environmental aspects.|
|Additional Subjects||Chromium--Toxicology ; Chromium--Environmental aspects|
|Collation||ix, 155 pages ; 23 cm.|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-145) and index.
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.